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On the 81st anniversary of the birth of civil rights crusader Martin Luthar King, a storm was raging. While a literal storm whipped at the windows of the High Street Methodist Church, speakers reminded the audience of the recent devastation in Haiti, and two recent hate crimes as proof that as far as society has come since the 60’s, the Rev. King’s work is not yet complete. “We have a lot to celebrate about the path we have come,
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King’s words, lessons live
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.” –– Martin Luther King
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but we have a lot of work to do,” keynote speaker Arthur Bernard told the packed chamber. “... Justice is where we are headed.” The event was co-sponsored by the Duxbury Interfaith Council and the Duxbury No Place for Hate Committee. “It’s just marvelous to have you all here today to celebrate the life and ideals of Martin Luther King,” said Peter Winterbottom from the First Church of Christ, Scientist in his introductory remarks.
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SOMEDAY: Arthur Bernard and his family, along with Interfaith Council President Harry Katz, sing “We Shall Overcome” at the Martin Luther King Day celebration at High Street Methodist on Monday. Bernard, Gov. Deval Patrick’s chief of staff, was the featured speaker.
illiam Collier was what the pilgrims called a “late comer.” He arrived in Plymouth in 1633, most likely on the ship Mary & Jane. Although a “late comer,” he had been intimately involved in the Pilgrim venture since as early as 1624. He was one of the Merchant Adventurers who financed the Mayflower Company. He was a firm friend of the Colonists. It was said of him “he had so gener- One of the features of what was once the William Collier land grant is the Milepost Restaurant, formerly known as “Ma Pierce’s.” Photo courtesy of wVanessa Hammond continued on page 16
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Search for a new head of the class
The School Committee has little time to waste if they’re going to have a new superintendent in place by the next school year. Susan Skeiber informed the board at its Jan. 6 meeting that she would be leaving Duxbury at the end of the school year and says she has no concrete plans for the future. She has offered to help out with the
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search for the next superintendent. The committee called a special meeting on Wednesday to get the search process rolling. Luckily, some of the work has already been done. When Skeiber was hired in 2007, a firm was hired and an extensive, nation-wide search was undertaken, including input from the community. The
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South Shore Conservatory and Duxbury Art Association will host the Family Arts Festival on Jan. 23 from 1-3 p.m. The event is open to the public, welcoming the area’s families to spend time together exploring art, music and dance at The Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 St. George St. Kicking off the afternoon at 1 p.m., a performance of “Are You My Instrument Family” will be offered. This lively story of a little violin, based on P.D. Eastman’s beloved book “Are You My Mother?” will give children a glimpse into the wide range of instruments available to young musicians. Immediately following the performance, children will be offered an “Arts Passport,” allowing them to travel through a variety of activities, including: “Drum Sing” singalong, creative dance sampler, arts, crafts, dramatic theater games, instrument petting zoo, free snacks and raffles. Admission to all of the activities is free of charge. Families will be welcome to tour the facility, meet the staff and learn more about the broad range of programs offered for children of all ages. For more information, call 781-934-2731, ext. 11, or visit www.sscmusic.org.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sign up for spelling bee
There is still time to BE in the BEE. Grab some friends, create a name and get studying! They Duxbury Education Foundation Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Registration information and study words can be found online at duxburyeducaitonfoundation.org Teams of three compete in hives at the fourth and fifth grade elementary, middle school, high school and adult levels. This year, the winning middle school team will be able to participate in a spell off for a chance to go to the regional spelling bee competition. Last Year’s middle school
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team winner was a Bay Farm Academy Team for the second year in a row. To Bee or not to Bees won by spelling the word HIPPOPOTAMUS correctly. The cost to participate in from private residences but nothing recent, and he said he can’t remember a painting being taken from a public gallery before. Library Director Elaine Winquist said the theft is a first. “We’ve never had anything of value taken, and the Bumpus Galley’s been with us since before this building,” she said. She is hopeful the painting will be returned. Anyone with information should contact the Duxbury Police at 781-934-5656.
the DEF Bee is $100 per person or $300 per team. Mulligans will be given free to all fourth grade teams this year and will cost just $30 per team for fifth grade and up.
Painting stolen from gallery
By Justin GraeBer, Clipper editor Justin@duBuryClipper.Com
Police are investigating the theft of a painting that was taken from the Helen Bumpus Gallery at the Duxbury Free Library last week. Lt. Lewis Chubb of the Duxbury Police Department said the matter is under investigation. It isn’t clear when the single painting was taken, but he said it was reported to police Friday afternoon. Chubb said over the years, Duxbury Police have dealt with a number of art thefts
Mardi Gras dinner Jan. 29
On Friday, Jan. 29, there will be a Mardi Gras family dance in the Holy Family Parish Center from 6-9 p.m. All are invited for dinner, dancing and a whole lot of fun! Chase away the January chill, show off your dance moves and spend a fun night with your family and friends. Tickets are available at the Holy Family Parish Center for $20 per family.
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Registration for the winter/spring stay alone storytimes have begun. Spaces are filled on a first come basis. Registration must be done in person, no phone registrations are accepted. Children may be registered for one session. The sessions are: Storytime for ages 3 to 4 years, Tuesdays, 10:15-11 a.m., Feb. 3–Apr. 14 and Storytime for ages 4, 5 or kindergarten, Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m., Feb 5 – Apr. 16. Drop in storytimes will begin the week of Feb. 2. Drop in programs do not require registration and are de-
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signed for participation by an adult with a child. These programs include: Toddler Tales, ages 2 and under, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., repeated at 10:30 a.m., starting Feb. 3 in the lower level Resource Room; Drop In Storytime for ages 3 and under, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., starting Feb. 4 in the children’s program room; and Gather ‘Round, a storytime for preschoolers with an adult, every Friday, 10:30 a.m., in the picture book room. For more information, check the children’s pages on the library Web site: duxburyfreelibrary.org.
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People will often use the phrase “the greatest thing since sliced bread” to describe something amazing. But to a true baker, sliced bread is anything but great. “You lose the freshness when you slice it,” says Jim Chappuis of My Little Bakery. “That’s why they add a lot of chemicals.”
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Chappuis takes a few Rye loaves out of the oven. He doesn’t make every variety every day –– for example, Fridays are “Rye Fridays” –– but he does have some staples like multi-grain and sourdough.
Chappuis makes his bread the old-fashioned way in the small bakery tucked into the shops at Millbrook. Since October, he has been churning out about 100 loaves of bread a day, varieties such as sourdough, multi-grain, focaccia and rye. “There’s nothing you can’t pronounce here,” pointing to a list of ingredients. “I could make this bread in half the time if I wanted to use additives or machines, but it wouldn’t taste the same.” Chappuis first learned about good bread (and developed a disdain for the storebought, pre-sliced variety) from his father, who was from France. “He always complained he couldn’t get good bread here,” he said. When Chappuis was 14, he got his first job at a bakery across the street and was smitten with the world of yeast and flour. “I saw all that dough and machinery and just fell in love with it,” he said. In college, he would work at a bakery in the morning and then go on to classes. After culinary school, he got a job at the Four Seasons as a baker
and pastry chef. He actually left the world of food for a while to work an office job. But when the economy turned, the longtime Duxbury resident decided to return to his first love. For now, Chappuis is truly a one-man operation. He’ll start some of the dough the day before, and will arrive at the bakery at 4 a.m. to begin mixing ingredients for that day’s creations. His tools are simple: just a long wooden table, a massive oven imported from Italy, and an enormous stand mixer he obtained via craigslist from a bagel shop in New York City. Although the ingredients are simple, there are a lot of other things that go into a great loaf of bread. For example, he checks the weather every morning for things like humidity. “Today is warmer than yesterday, so the breads are coming out different,” he said. The loaves come out of the oven between 9:30-11 a.m. “That way it’s all fresh,” he said. He creates between seven and eight varieties of bread per day. Some are simple like a white pan bread, while others like the ciabatta or a special chocolate and cinnamon bread
he makes only on the weekend are more complicated. He is particularly proud of his sourdough breads –– the starter for which he has been feeding and cultivating for 14 years. For now, he’s keeping things simple and sticking to bread –– although he does offer a few other baked goods like cookies. Chappuis said he had a lot of support from his family while setting up the business, and praised his Millbrook neighbors. He said he’s happy to be part of a culinary revival in Duxbury. “It’s a nice little area. I think Duxbury now has great food,” he said. As for the office life? He doesn’t miss it one bit. “When I come in in the morning, it’s peaceful,” he said.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Stone Soup a hidden gem
ightly humming “over the river and through the woods” is unavoidable while driving down the well groomed, winding dirt road that is Old Sandwich Road. This historic tree-lined street located on the Pine Hills property in Plymouth just happens to lead to the wonderfully hidden-away gem that is Martha’s Stone Soup restaurant. Martha meanders through MARTHA’S STONE SOUP her kitchen mildly but with 517 Old Sandwich Road, purpose, stirring a stock pot Plymouth. full of simmering sauce. She casually lops off a bit of dough 508-224-8900. from a rising pile waiting marthasstonesoup.com to be shaped into baguettes. Popping the baguette into the oven, she tours the kitchen, carefully identifying the source of each ingredient; meat from Foxboro, Hannahbell’s cheese from Westport, vegetables from Web of Life Farm in Carver. She laments the dwindling supply of local storage produce such as celeriac and potatoes, but is eager to put these remaining ingredients and others to good use in veggie lasagna and hearty winter soups. Martha was the chef/ owner of the popular “Martha’s Galley” in Benny’s Plaza for many years, and two years ago moved to this new location, bringing her devoted clientele and staff with her. Her dishes are proudly made from scratch with fresh, local and (when quality and price allow) organic ingredients. Martha knows where each of her ingredients comes from. Shy Brothers Farm in Westport isn’t certified organic, she explains, but they have “120 lovingly raised cows creating high quality cheeses.” Martha’s love of fresh produce extends into her 30’x30’ garden located just behind the restaurant; this space is put to good use, but Martha dreams of larger plots and of becoming a farmer “when I grow up.” A mother and, yes a grandmother, Martha brings a warm maternal quality to her rustic outpost. It’s startling to think of this youthful and energetic woman as a grandmother, but the proof sits sweetly in a high chair in the dining room eating homemade baby food. Martha’s menus are influenced by her regular customers and even a casual request is met with serious attention. Loyal guests (as Martha calls them) requested the return of some of her Galley menu items, so each Wednesday night Martha offers home-style favorites such as barbecued spare ribs, roasted chicken and local clam chowder at the old Galley prices of $12 - $19 per entrée. Open for lunch, late afternoon tea, and dinner, Martha’s Stone Soup belongs to her guests. Cooking class topics and dates are influenced by diner requests; veal stew is served on a certain night for the customer who regularly proposes marriage after his first spoonful. Our visit comes to an end and a bag packed with baguette fresh from the oven and Martha’s beloved home-made chicken liver pâté is pressed into my hands; just as my grandmother used to send me to my car with slices of her homemade apple pie to hold me over until our next visit.
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Slowly cook the onions in the fat over medium to low heat until the onions are caramelized, browned and sweet. Add the chicken livers. Raise the heat to medium-medium high, toss the pan regularly to brown the livers. Cook them to medium rare to medium. Add the spices and toss to mix. Add the brandy and stir to scrape up the bits from the bottom of the pan. Turn the heat to high to cook off the juices and remove from the heat. Move the cooked livers to a food processor and grind the livers for a minute and scrape the bowl. Repeat until smooth. Add the butter chunks one by one while the processor is running, allowing each chunk to work in. Scrape down the bowl in between butter chunks. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Best if served at room temperature. Serve with spicy mustard and capers on baguette or crackers.
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Contest highlights Valentines Day
From now until Feb. 14 the Friends of the Library would like to know “What Do You Love About The Duxbury Free Library.” Submit an entry through the Friends’ Web site duxfol.org. Sign the guestbook and tell the Friends what you love about the library in 2,000 characters or less. As a patron of the library, share your experiences and thoughts from working with the staff to borrowing a favorite book, CD or DVD. Do you reminisce about a certain author’s visit or a specific program or event you attended that had you smiling for days? Perhaps you were once a student in the building during the 1970s, and you visit the library to just peruse the shelves and admire the attractive pieces displayed in the Helen Bumpus Gallery. The Friends believe there is plenty to say about our library and would love to hear from you. The winner chosen will receive a $50 gift certificate to Westwinds Bookshop.
Family Arts Festival provides winter relief
t’s cold outside. It’s dark by 5 p.m. The kids are bored. There’s nowhere to go, and nothing to do. Even playing in the snow has lost it appeal. How are we going to get through the rest of the winter? Wake up your imagination and warm your heart at the Family Arts Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 1–3 p.m. at the Ellison Center for the Arts in Duxbury. Join South Shore Conservatory and the Duxbury Art Association for an interactive afternoon of music, Conservatory student Madelyn movement, arts and crafts. Leary participates in a drum Sing! Paint! Dance! Explore! The afternoon starts class. at 1 p.m. with a performance of “Are You My Instrument Family,” the story of a baby violin, based on the beloved book by P.D. Eastman. This is a playful introduction to instrument families for young children. At 1:30 p.m. the whole building will hum with exciting arts activities. Children can join Su D’Ambrosio in a Drum and Sing singalong, spin and twirl in our Creative Dance Studio with José Mateo Ballet Theatre teacher Kathy Hassinger or play dramatic theatre games with Emily Arsenault. Upstairs, families can create a masterpiece with the Duxbury Art Association. A full stable of instruments will be waiting their turn to make music in our Instrument Petting Zoo where children can see what it’s like to toot a trumpet, strum a ukulele or lay down a beat on a drum set. There will be snacks and a chance to win tickets to Grammy Award-winning Bill Harley in concert. Bring your young children to see all the fun we have to offer at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 Saint George Street. It’s the perfect antidote for the winter blues! Admission is free. For more information, call 781-934-2731 x11, or visit us at www.sscmusic.org.
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There will be a potluck dinner at the Senior Center on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m. Seniors are welcome to attend this monthly, family-style meal giving everyone a chance to bring a favorite entree or dessert to share with friends. Sign up with the Senior Center Front Desk. SADIE bus transportation available.
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COOKIE TIME: Girl Scouts Lauren Oliver and Meghan Guilfoile hand a few boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to Clipper Editor Justin Graeber. Girl Scout cookies have arrived, so keep an eye out in your neighborhood and at local stores.
A Duxbury Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Duxbury Masons will take place on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Duxbury Masonic Hall, 585 Washington St. Give a pint, get a pound. This January, give blood and receive a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee, as Dunkin Donuts helps support National Blood Donor Month. For an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Valid ID required.
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The Department of Public Works would like to remind residents that effective Feb. 2, the rates for disposal of construction and demolition materials at the Transfer Station will change. Residents will continue to receive one free barrel of C&D with all additional barrels costing $5 each. C&D not in barrels will be weighed and charged at a rate of $.10 (ten cents) per pound. Please direct questions to the attendants at the Transfer Station or by calling the DPW Administrative office at Town Hall at 781-934-1100.
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Come to the Foodie’s parking lot on Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to 12 noon to pick up goodies baked by the Duxbury Free Library Bookmarks. The group is raising money for their trip to the American Library Convention in Washington D.C. in late June where they will be presenting a workshop on their unique teen book group style, The Socrates Cafe. Any contri09DF005_clipper_open_7.9x10:09DF005 appreciated. PM Page butions towards this trip will be greatly 9/8/09 1:58
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➢ Colin Clark, son of Robert and Nancy Clark, has been named to the dean’s list at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York for the 2009 fall semester. Colin (DHS ‘07) is a junior majoring in Chinese. ➢ Sairah Mahmud has been named to the dean’s list at Tuft’s University in Boston for the fall semester. Dean’s list honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater. Sairah is a member of the class of 2010. Junior Troop 80970 visited the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell to learn about wildlife native to Massachusetts.
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New England Patriots legend John Hannah with resident John Dunne. The NFL Hall of Famer surprised Bank of America customers and employees at the 100 Federal Street Branch in Boston in the building where Dunne works, when he showed up and chatted with them while signing autographs.
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The Duxbury Free Library and Westwinds Bookshop co-sponsored the Sunday Salon Series with the author of “Cabral of the Westford Knight,” David Brody. Brody’s talk furnished evidence of historical artifacts found around New England that led him as well as others to believe that Templar Knights came to America long before Columbus. David Brody is seated with Chris Haraden, proprietor of Westwinds Bookshop.
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Wine Tasting: Recovered from the bustle of the holidays? Mark your calendars for Saturday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. when we will sample some Spanish wines and Tapas. Bruce Field from Bin Ends Wine will be presenting the wines. For more information on location and to RSVP, please contact Abby Besse at firstname.lastname@example.org 508-830-1985 or Michelle Maguire at email@example.com , 781-585-1686. Family Trips and Tix: The Family Arts Festival at the Ellison Center will take place Saturday, Jan. 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Ellison Center for the Arts, 64 Saint George Street. Admission is free for this event. For more information, call 781-934-2731 x 11 or visit sscmusic.org. Book Club: Book club will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to discuss “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. For more information about the book club, contact Jennifer Thorn at 781-585-0864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene, 136 Summer St., will present Financial Peace University at the church. A free preview class will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Membership kits will be available for examination that evening. The 13 week class begins on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Financial Peace University is a biblically based, video driven, small group study that teaches families to beat debt, build wealth, and give like never before. The cost is $100 per individual or married/engaged couple. Registrations must be made and the fee paid by Jan. 28. Call Pastor Karen Troxler at 781-585-3419 for more information on the program.
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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) 379 Gardner St., So. Hingham, Bishop John Howe, Phone: 781-293-2520, Sundays year round: Family worship at 10 am. Patricia S. (Smith) Bouchard of Kings- Dwight Smith of Duxbury; two sisters, Ann ton, formerly of Plymouth, died St. Mark of Epheseus Kenny Mission Jan. 15. She Orthodox and Nancy Ewart, both of Florida; her was the wife of the late Joseph A. Bouchard. companion,McGillicuddy, Phone: 781-585-8907 261 Main St., Kingston, Rev. Terrence John F. Cushman of Kingston; and Born in Plymouth on June 21, 1925 the daugh- several nieces and nephews. A memorial service ter of the late Leslie and Erma (Pratt) Smith, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. Islamic Center of New England Mosques Mrs. Bouchard was educated in the Plymouth in the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St. 470 South St., Quincy, 671-479-8341, 74 Chase Dr., Sharon, 781-784-0434 schools. She had worked in the cafeteria at the Plymouth, with a visiting hour from 10-11a.m. Ocean Spray Company, as a housekeeper, and She will be cremated in Vine Hills Crematory. Safe Harbor Church with her niece at Piece of Cake in Plymouth. Memorial donations may be made to the JorShe loved antiques, knitting and52 Main St., Marshfield, Pastor Mark Eagling, 781-837-9903 275 Sandwich St. bird watch- dan Hospital Oncology Dept. Plymouth, MA 02360. For online guest book, ing. Mrs. Bouchard leaves her daughter, Fay visit cartmellfuneralhome.com. E. Bouchard of Brooklyn, N.Y.; her brother,
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Anne Weston (Reading) Miller, 88, of Brookline and Duxbury, died January 10 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, after a short illness. She was born in Boston, March 19, 1921 to William Ellis and Marjorie Elizabeth (Parks) Weston. She graduated in 1939 from the Brimmer School, Boston, in 1941 from Colby Junior (now Colby-Sawyer) College, New London, N.H., and in 1943 from Simmons College, Boston. She was the wife of Second Lieutenant John Walter Reading, USAAF, killed in action in France Feb. 26, 1945, and of the late Cecil Wentworth Miller. Mrs. Miller was a public relations assistant for the USO in Boston during World War II and became a founding member of the Boston chapter of the Gold Star Wives. After the war, she worked for the Second Church in Boston and taught at the Brimmer and May School, where she eventually became a member of the Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees. For many years, she was a dedicated volunteer with Cub Scout Pack 258 and Boy Scout Troop 12
in Chestnut Hill, where she also served as a member of the Altar Guild and the Vestry of the Church of the Redeemer. Mrs. Miller leaves her sons, John Walter Reading of Brookline, William Raleigh Miller and his wife Barbara (Spiess) Miller of Marblehead, Bradford Austin Miller and his wife Amy (Crouch) Miller of Lexington, and Jeffrey Weston Miller of Brookline; her in-laws, the late Franklin and Eleanor Miller of Wakefield, N.H., Donald and Pamela Miller of Greenwich, Conn., Russell and Dorothea Miller of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Preston Johnson of Melrose; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Miller’s memorial service will be at the Church of Our Saviour, 25 Monmouth St., Brookline, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. A private burial will follow in the spring at Mayflower Cemetery, Duxbury. Donations in her name may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116, in lieu of flowers.
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The past is a blast at the library
Janis Duffy, Reference Supervisor at the Massachusetts State Archives in Dorchester, will lead a lively introduction to the range of materials available at our state archives on Monday, Jan. 25 at noon at the Duxbury Free Library. Duffy, a life-long genealogist, will explain how census records, passenger lists, naturalization records, military records, and probate records are a way of finding elusive family descendants. She will present actual documents highlighting historical Duxbury including colonial records, legislation, maps, and other fascinating items useful in researching family trees or just interesting in themselves. The program
will devote time for discussion and a question and answer period. Ms. Duffy is Past President of TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association) and has been pursuing her roots for almost 20 years leading several research trips to Ireland. Led by Janis, a team of volunteers has spent the last 12 years transcribing the records to digital form. Over 550,000 are completed, out of a million total records. They hope to finish in another eight years. The program is free and open to the public. While registration is not required, we encourage you to phone 781934-2721 x108 if you plan to attend.
Living through Loss Support Group Meetings
The “Living through Loss” support group -open to all people in the Duxbury area who have lost a loved one -- will meet for eight Thursday nights in February and March, starting Feb. 4. The session runs from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Herrick Room in the lower level of Holy Family Church. People are welcome at anytime. Any questions should be directed to Deacon Art Keefe at 781- 585-4444.
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The town of Duxbury will be offering a free H1N1 intranasal and injectable flu vaccination clinic for all Duxbury residents on Monday, Jan. 25 at Chandler School from 4-7 p.m. Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent and that children under 10 years of age require two doses of the H1N1 vaccine to be administered 28 days apart.
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A small fire on Pinewood Drive was extinguished before it became dangerous, Duxbury Fire officials said Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews were called to the home after a report of smoke in a bedroom. It turns out a teenage resident had been burning incense and some pa-
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Black and White dance: On Friday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m., the sixth and seventh grade black and white dance will take place. Bring your friends and enjoy the best dance tunes, a fun dance club atmosphere with a fog machine, disco ball and laser light show and a steady flow of must-have munchies and prizes! Members $5, nonmembers $7.
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School Committee is hoping some of that information can be used to facilitate this search. Anne Ward said the committee spent $4,000 on the search last time. “That’s probably gone up,” she said. In 2007, the school tapped the Massachusetts Association of School Committees and consultant Jim Hardy, a former school committee member himself, to lead the search. MASC is one of the options the committee is considering this time around, along with the New England School Development Council. Skeiber pointed out that because Duxbury pays dues to both these organizations, there would be some cost savings if either were hired as a consultant. Committee members agreed that a great deal of the information used during the last search can be revisited. “We don’t want to re-invent the wheel,” said Maureen Connolly. However, Connolly said she wanted to do due diligence on other search options. “Before we decide on one firm, I would like to listen to at least a couple of other firms and see what they have to say,” she said. “I would like to have a choice.” George Cipolletti said that he would be happy to have Skeiber prepare a request for proposal, but cautioned that firms more connected to education may be a better fit. “Private industry didn’t seem to have the network in place ... to get the pool we’re looking for,” he said of the last search. School Committee Vice Chairman John Heinstadt countered that a private firm might be more likely to find an outside the box candidate. He pointed to former Duxbury School Committee member John Tuffy, now the superintendent of Silver Lake, who came from a banking rather than an education background. “If the pool is shallow ... maybe you want to get some-
one who wouldn’t typically be considered in the pool,” Heinstadt said. Connolly pointed out that there are residents with corporate recruiting experience that may be able to aid the search process. However, she cautioned that the school board shouldn’t rely too heavily on the professionals. “It’s our responsibility to hire the superintendent,” she said. “I don’t want to abdicate it all to a search firm.” Cipolletti said no matter who conducts the search, many of the applicants will be the same. “The trick is going to be finding the best match and convincing the person we’re the best choice for them,” he said. The board also discussed the composition of the search committee that would aid the professionals in selecting the
next superintendent. There seemed to be consensus that in 2007, the group was too large. Connolly expressed a desire to keep the committee under 10 this time around, but stressed the importance of including residents. “In this community people value education,” she said. “I think it’s important they have a strong voice, that they can be constructively involved in the process.” Cipolletti talked about hosting at least one community forum to get input from the community at large, and Ward suggested an Internet-based survey. Whatever direction the school system takes, time is of the essence. The board said they would like to hear from potential search firms on Feb. 3.
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Harry Katz, Interfaith Council president and chairman of the No Place for Hate Committee, reminded the audience that 10 years ago there was a hate crime within Duxbury’s borders. “The community responded immediately,” he said. “We were heard around the world, that there would be no place for hate in our community and I’m proud of that.” He also pointed out a hatemotivated killing spree in Brockton and and the desecration of a Jewish synagogue in Barnstable as examples of hate at work on the South Shore –– but noted the criminals were brought to justice in both situations. “We are getting the message out that hate will not be tolerated,” he said. Bernard, who is the chief of staff for governor Deval Patrick, told the crowd of his family’s humble roots in the South. His grandfather was a sugar cane sharecropper in Louisiana, and his father later moved his family to Weymouth. “My siblings and I were not immune from the hatred
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Duxbury’s early Settlers: William Collier
Jr. At the time of the Colliers deeding the land to Benjamin and Sarah (1661) it was described as bounded by, “on the one side by land of Christopher Wadsworth. … sometimes the land of Jonathon Brewster (in the past) and on the other side by land of Christopher Wadsworth, which was the land of Job Cole.” Good clues for our research that Jonathon Brewster and Job Cole were granted the land west and east of the Collier property. Even though this deed was rewritten in 1666 (leaving out the Brewster and Cole references) to provide for William Collier and his wife Jane to live out their lives on the property, the early deed is significant. In 1724 Benjamin Bartlett, Jr. left the property to his seven daughters, five of whom had husbands. Rebekah Bradford, widow of John, and Abigail Bartlett were single at the time. The husband’s names were Josiah Thomas, John Samson, John Murdock, Jr., Israel Bradford and John Turner. Intermediate Owners The property was never totally “re-assembled” after 1724, but several owners accumulated large acreages, most notably the Oceanwoods development. Some of the owners over the years were George I. Winsor, pre 1845; Seth C. Cushing acquired 7 The Milepost as it stands today. parcels between 1845 and 1876; Lerniah Ripley, section of Tremont, Chestnut 1861; Frances A. Edgett ac- and Tobey Garden, where the quired 7 parcels (same as S. C. Milepost is currently located Cushing above) and sold them had a similar configuration of to Jeremiah M. Allen in 1890; “cartways” in the 17th century. Annie M. Paine, 1920; Frank It’s possible too, that he conA. Wellman, 1925; Jennie E. ducted his business from his Rumery, 1930; Annie M. Well- home. We do not have a speman, 1931; Marjorie S. Parks, cific location of his homestead, 1943 and 1945. Marjorie S. but in the 1724 division of the Parks, J. Newton Shirley, W. G. property there is a mention of Herrick and Thomas W. Her- buildings on Lot 4, which was rick, Jr. sold to Thomas Hast- about three-quarters of the ings the property that became way between today’s TremOceanwoods. The only street ont Street towards Bay Road, name that requires an explana- near the center of the property, tion might be Wirt Way, which probably near the side slope of carries the Wirt family name the street in Oceanwoods. who lived on both sides of The Milepost restaurant Wadsworth Creek (sometimes property is a part of an 18.5called Torrey’s Creek). Pill hill acre parcel deeded by GerLane is currently a mystery to shom Bradford to Dura Wadsme. worth in 1859. This portion of The Milepost Restaurant William Collier’s land would It might be significant that be the northerly end from near William Collier was granted the Old Colony Railroad right the privilege of dispensing li- of way to what is now Tremquor. In June of 1660 Plymouth ont Street. Dura Wadsworth’s Colony records show “Liberty property passed to Henry Wadis given to Mr. Collyare by sworth. Henry’s heirs deeded the Court to sell strong waters it to Charles E. Hall in 1909. to his naighbours or any oth- Hall sold the property to Percy ers, as hee shall thinke meet.” L. Walker and Walker sold it to What better place to conduct John C. Runcle, both transacthis business than at the pres- tions taking place in October ent location of the Milepost of 1922. restaurant. He was the owner Mr. Runcle rented the propof a “brewhouse” in England. erty first to Mr. and Mrs. EuThere was no Bay Road at gene Page, who operated it as the time, and the current inter- Page’s Stand, and then in 1929
This is the second installment of a series of articles about Duxbury’s early settlers, using land records and other historical documents. Contact Mr. Healy at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
ous a spirit, as not to be content with making profit by the enterprise of the pilgrims, unless he shared their hardships.” From all outward appearances he was truly a beloved man. He was also the wealthiest man in the colony. Almost upon his arrival he assumed important duties, such as assistant to Gov. Bradford in 1634. He was elected assistant 28 times (one-year terms). For many of these years he was the court magistrate. At one point, the colony leaders asked him to review all the colony’s existing laws as to their fairness and usefulness. In his later years (it’s believed that he was in his mid 80s at the time of his death in 1671), the court appointed the treasurer to procure a servant for him because of his failing health. Mr. Collier was, all in all, one of the most influential men in the colony. He was frequently granted land, and even more often served on committees to view and lay out (survey) land for others. Probably, the reason that William Collier is not better remembered is that the Collier name is not among the more prominent names in Duxbury today. Of his 12 children only four daughters survived to adulthood. His eldest daughter, Mary, married Gov. Thomas Prence her neighbor to the west; daughter Rebecca married Job Cole her neighbor to the east; daughter Sarah married Love Brewster, son of Elder William Brewster; and daughter Elizabeth married Constant Southworth, Gov. Bradford’s step-son. A thought here about Elder William Brewster’s son’s name “Love.” Elder Brewster had another son named Wrestling, and a daughter named Fear. Elder was a very religious man. My daughter thinks it may be that he was wrestling with God’s will or living in fear. My thought was that he only had five children, so it’s not like he ran out of names! Might he have picked more “normal” names out of the Bible? One of Fear’s descendents was our 12th president Zachary Taylor, “Old Rough and Ready.” Mr. Collier was granted land of 80 acres or more, which is comprised of the Oceanwoods development, which stretches easterly to the rear of lots on the west side of Bayridge Lane, as far north as the Milepost restaurant, and down to the shore at what was called Morton’s Hole. With four daughters and his wife, he could have been granted as much as 120 acres. Mr. Collier received several land grants, some of which may have been to make up for a shortage here. This property was granted to his granddaughter Sarah (Brewster) and her husband Benjamin Bartlett, and then it passed to their son Benjamin,
to Mildred A. Pierce w h o called it MA Pierce’s. “MA” because of Mildred A. and she was a mother of six children. She rented the property for several years before she bought it in June of 1945. Her bill of fare included fried clams, clam chowder, cakes, pies (lemon sponge was a local favorite), donuts, etc. She was quite successful and raised her six children alone. The current parking lot was a grove of pine trees with benches and picnic tables. There was even a movie screen (provided by a cigarette manufacturer) on which MA showed movies like the drive-in theaters of the day. I wonder if she showed the “Mildred Pierce” movie? Probably not! I also wonder if James M. Cain, the author of “Mildred Pierce,” ever visited Duxbury and heard the name. She sold the restaurant in November of 1946 to Walter and Bertha Schroeder, and retired shortly thereafter. Mildred A. Pierce died on May 9, 1951 and is buried in Mayflower Cemetery. The Schroeders only kept the restaurant for a short time and sold it to Vera K. Luttrop in 1947. Knute Luttrop named the restaurant the Corner Cupboard. Although the Luttropps owned the property for ten years, they rented it to Margaret Viall, Doris Viall and Thelma Snow who enjoyed some
success. The Luttropps sold the facility to the Carl Schaffer family in January of 1957 and they named it the Milepost. Greta Schaffer was the cook, and I guess a good one; her recipe for Milepost Pecan Pie is in Margery L. Macmillon’s “Stopping Places along Duxbury Roads,” which contains a more detailed account of the Milepost along with many other restaurants, inns, tea rooms, etc. I would like to think that the reason for the Milepost name was that there was a granite post with mileages on it at this strategic intersection. We won’t know until it shows up somewhere. Until then I’ll defer to Ms. Macmillon, who attributes the name to the location being a mile from Tinkertown, So. Duxbury, and Island Creek. The Schaffers sold the front half of the property to Robert A. and Ruby O. Simpson in 1963, and operated the restaurant as The Dory. In the later stages of their ownership they leased the restaurant to Paul and Bob Lundbaum who changed the name to The Brothers II, which lasted only a short time. The Simpsons sold the business to George F. and Helen Henderson in 1979 and they renamed it The Milepost. Here again there was a short ownership, as the Hendersons sold the restaurant to the current owners Bud and Trish Johnson in November of 1982. Since then it has steadily increased in popularity and seems to be more and more successful as the years go by.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Listening to the Past: Girl Scouts in grades 3-5 are invited to attend a special program being offered by the Duxbury Rural and Historical Society on Jan. 29 from 2:15-3:45 p.m. at the Wright Building. The girls will be walked to the Wright Building from Alden by adult volunteers for this event. Listening to the Past Try-it patches will be available at the end of the event for our Brownie Scouts, and light refreshments will be served. This promises to be a great program and there is no charge to attend, but remember you must register by Jan. 20 by calling Selden Tearse at 781-934-9452 or by e-mailing her at stearse@ comcast.net. It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time: Cookie booths are being held at Foodie’s every weekend this month, where our scouts have yummy Girl Scout cookies for you to purchase and enjoy with a cup of tea or a glass of milk. In addition, girls are going door to door in their neighborhoods taking orders for cookies that will arrive on Feb. 6. Cookie sale profits fund troop activities for the girls and also allow the council to run quality programs for our girls, provide Girl Scouting opportunities at our camps for those who would not otherwise be able to afford them, and allow for the maintenance of the many beautiful camps our council owns. So when a Girl Scout knocks on your door, or you see a cookie booth, please support our girl by purchasing a box of cookies. Cookies For Our Troops: Members of Cadette Troop 80331 are asking for support in their efforts to send 30 cases of cookies to our soldiers in the Mideast. Whether you can purchase 1 box or simply donate a dollar toward a box -- you will be helping to put a smile on a soldier’s face when he opens one of the boxes that are sent each month by the American Legion in Plymouth. A representative from the troop will be at Foodie’s on Sunday, Jan. 24. They ask that you stop by and made a donation to help them reach their goal of 30 cases. For more information on this endeavor, please call Joan at 781-934-5427. Leaders’ Meeting: The next meeting for all Duxbury Girl Scout leaders will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Scout House. This important meeting will include information on two community service projects slated for this spring which will require troop sign-up. There will also be information on the Sweetheart Dance which will be held on March 6. This year we are going to offer our guests a special treat. Please be sure to send a representative from your troop to this important meeting.
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Grammy-winner Bill Harley to perform
Storyteller/Songwriter Bill Harley will appear in a family concert on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. The two-time Grammy award-winning artist will present songs and stories that paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life.
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Sledding in the thaw
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Jack McArdle hitches a ride with his friend Nolan Evans.
Cheryl Farhat with children Lucas 4, and Audrey 3.
Christian Leary delights in his run.
Jack Kalil flies down the hill.
The Leyden and Mayo families team up for a fun run.
Chase Lovett takes a break from the sledding to bask in the warm sun.
Max Kalil hits the bump!
Olivia Leary has a long ride in the spectacular sunshine.
Ara Scarpaci has a tight grip on his sled. Even the snowboarders had success on Mt. Miramar. Snowboarder Michelle McEntee heads up for another run.
Photos by Deni Johnson
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sunday Salon: Stellwagen Bank
On Sunday, Jan. 24, from 2-4 p.m. Dr. Craig MacDonald, Ph.D, Superintendent of Stellwagen Bank, will return to the Duxbury Free Library. World renowned for its wondrous whales and nationally significant shipwrecks, Stellwagen Bank is the center for remarkable research. Come see for yourself how the sanctuary seafloor is wired for sound, how critically endangered right whales are detected by their calls and how maritime vessel traffic is remotely monitored from the sanctuary office. Learn how these and other technologies are utilized to guide management of this nationally significant environment. This program is designed for adults. Serious older students who have a fascination and desire to learn more about marine biology and oceanography are also welcome to attend. Free tickets are required for admission. For more information about this program and other library activities, visit duxburyfreelibrary.org. or call 781-9342721 x108.
he Duxbury Free Library’s Sunday Salon Series presented local tour guide Heide Hasselmann. Hasselmann gave an extensive historical and virtual tour of the Channel Islands which was the location of the popular book club selection, “The Literary Gurnsey and Potato Peel Society.” There was standing room only for this well-received event.
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Jane Collins Display
An exhibit of recent paintings and courtroom drawings by Jane Flavell Collins will be on display at the Helen Bumpus Gallery during the months of January and February 2010. A graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art, she subsequently received a Master of Arts degree during a year of study in Florence, Italy. Collins is currently a courtroom artist for Channels 4, 7 and 25 in the Boston area. A reception to meet the artist will be held at the Gallery on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 2-4 p.m. Collins will discuss her paintings at 2:30 p.m. in the Gallery and give a slide presentation at 3 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Library. Complimentary refreshments will be served and all are invited to attend. The Helen Bumpus Gallery is located on the main level of the Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden Street. The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. For further information call 781-934-2721.
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Roger Whidden, director of the Whidden’s School of Fitness in Marshfield, will read portions of his new book, “Master Roger and the Karate Kids,” on Monday, Feb. 1 at 2:15 p.m. in the lower level Resource Room. This 45 minute program is designed for children in grades 3 to 5. After the reading, Master Roger will demonstrate some karate moves and give attendees an
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t a recent public hearing before the Planning Board, a resident remarked that an influx of big box stores would kill off the local-owned and run mom-and-pop businesses in town. The sad truth, however, is that it appears forces within town are clamoring for the chance to deliver the death blow first. The public hearing included a redux of a local businessman’s proposal to change the town’s lot coverage rules, making them more business-friendly. The Planning Board shot down the change, saying it was too close to the proposal rejected at Town Meeting last year. While the board may have a point about this particular proposal, the discussion revealed an ugly truth about how businesses are treated in Duxbury. Many businesses that come before town boards, the Planning Board in particular, see their proposals not only rejected but belittled and peppered with caustic comments. Some have complained that the process itself is too onerous and boards overreach their authority in some of their demands on applicants. Perhaps it’s time to switch tactics, to a more collaborative –– rather than combative –– approach. Duxbury will likely never attract large-scale businesses to town, and that seems to be what residents want. We won’t be seeing a Target or a large industrial park come in and expand the tax base. But we can certainly do a better job supporting the businesses that are already here. Last year, during the selectman’s race, candidates at a Duxbury Business Association forum were asked a host of pointed questions about the town’s support of local businesses. It’s obvious that the business community feels neglected. It’s a snapshot of the challenge in front of us. How do we preserve the Duxbury we want without driving entrepreneurs away? It starts with a dialogue of respect. Duxbury’s land use boards should be able to do their jobs and protect the town without subjecting business owners to put-downs. The watchwords should be compromise and partnership, not denial and scorn. Last year, during Holly Days, there was a big turnout from townspeople who not only participated in the free activities, but browsed and shopped in local stores. It seems the community at large is willing to support local business. Now it’s time for town officials to catch up. – J. Graeber
Is Duxbury I ‘anti-business?’
Blue in the face about bags ———————
’m writing this letter out of frustration on two issues. First, I was extremely frustrated to learn in this week’s Clipper that the “Blue Trash Bags” will only be sold via in-town merchants as of April 1, 2010. While I am a big supporter of local businesses, this is a bad decision. The selectmen failed to consider how it will impact residents living close to alternative shopping venues in other towns. Not everyone in Duxbury lives within a mile of Halls Corner. My family lives on the western side of town, a close distance to the Kingsbury Plaza. We do all of our shopping at Hannaford out of convenience. When this decision goes into effect, my family will now have to make an extra stop on our already hectic errands route for no other reason than to buy town trash bags. I understand that you were trying to support the in-town shops. But, as the article points out, the bags are not a profitable product for them. Rather than supporting town businesses, how about the selectmen supporting town residents? Will the town reimburse my family for having to drive an extra six miles round trip to get to Foodie’s each week? I realize the hope is that people will purchase other things in the stores if they have to go there to buy their blue trash bags. But from my perspective, if this decision goes through, my family will be buying the bags and only the bags at town shops out of protest. If the selectmen make unilateral decisions that will have a negative cost, convenience, or environmental impact on my family, then I will ensure there is no upside for the town. Please reconsider this poor decision. It hurts the residents and won’t benefit the merchants as much as you think it will. Second, where is FIOS TV? A few months ago I started receiving
flyers in the mail advertising “FIOS Is Here!” That is true … FIOS Internet is here. FIOS TV is not. When I first heard FIOS was coming to town, I was under the impression that building the infrastructure would be the primary obstacle to getting service. I have since learned that the town is now almost fully wired. FIOS TV and Internet is here and on the pole. The infrastructure is complete. The reason we don’t yet have FIOS TV is because the town has not yet reached a TV contract agreement with Verizon. It is frustrating to learn that, technically, all of the wiring is done yet we can’t get the service because of long, drawn out negotiations between Verizon and Duxbury. Come on selectmen … let’s get the ball moving faster. People want an alternative to Comcast (and I want a multi-room DVR.) Brad Besse South Street
he Duxbury Business Association is pleased with, and endorses, the Board of Selectmen’s decision to make “Pay As You Throw” trash bags available exclusively at Duxbury business locations. The mission of the Duxbury Business Association is to partner with the community, to help businesses succeed and flourish by enhancing and publicizing the image, heritage and lifestyle of Duxbury. The decision made by the selectmen is a positive step in furthering that mission and is to be applauded. Currently local retail-
DBA endorses trash bag rule ——————
ers Bennett’s General Store, Osborn’s, Foodie’s, and Gulf Convenience Store carry the trash bags. Patronize those businesses and while purchasing your trash bags, buy a gallon of milk, or your dinner for the evening, or fill your tank with gas. The current state of the economy has had a tremendous impact on our residents’ and our business owners. These business owner’s and employees are your neighbors and need your support. Let’s work together to keep these businesses alive and help them thrive while at the same time continuing the success of the PAYT program. If you are be an easy way to do it! I cannot believe that this will hurt the recycling effort, as that is something we as a town seem to be behind. All of Duxbury’s businesses are too precious not
a business owner, please join in this municipal-business partnership, and participate in PAYT by contacting Chris Smythe at the Public Works Department and order the bags. You will be helping the town save money, providing a service of convenience for your neighbors and promoting foot traffic through your business all at the same time! Thank you selectmen for taking this step and a continued thank you to the residents of our remarkable town for continuing to shop Duxbury. Anne Antonellis President, Duxbury Business Association
am pleased to support the selectmen’s stand on the blue trash bags. I am glad to support local business in any way that my family and I can and this seems to
Happy with bag decision ————————
to support in every way we can. Shopping locally is easy and pleasant – let’s keep it up! Marta Johnston St. George Street
Bag rule will add to driving–––
t looks like we will now have to spend more money to get rid of trash and garbage. The extra will be the cost of gas and time to get “Blue Bags” as of April 1 because they will no be sold where we shop for food. John Martz Temple Street
ear Duxbury business owners, stop holding my trash bags hostage! You should be able to stand or fall on your own merit and not force your customers through the doors. In the busy lives we lead today, it is not right to ask us to make one more stop and it is environmentally unfriendly to drive out of my way to do so. Susan Rittenour Chandler Mill Drive
We shouldn’t drive for bags–––
am Jane Bumpus Nielsen the granddaughter of Helen McBurnie Bumpus who began The Helen Bumpus Gallery in 1968. I am the President of the Gallery who works with a Board of very dedicated Directors that run and operate the non-profit Gallery located in the Duxbury Free Library. Today Jan. 15, 2010 was a very sad day for our Gallery Library. Upon arriving at the Gallery to put out price lists for our newest exhibit by Jane Flavell Collins, a very talented and well known artist in Duxbury, I was informed that one of her small oil paintings had been stolen right off the
Painting stolen from library ———————
Gallery wall in broad daylight. This painting was a small 14”x 17” oil painting in a lovely gold frame of a catboat in the Duxbury marshes, entitled “Sailboat.” Of course, I am shocked and saddened that this kind of occurrence could happen in our gallery, library and town. We are all the stewards of our town’s public sanctuaries and I believe we need to keep them safe for our children and for all who visit them each year. I urge all patrons who visit our sanctuaries to keep your eyes and ears open for there is a thief among us and we need to stop this kind of scourge dead in its tracks. I grew up in Duxbury and be-
lieve it is one of the most beautiful and safe places on earth. We need to keep it this way for our children and for all who love living here. Please join me in becoming more vigilant in your surroundings and notify authorities if you see something that does not seem right. I urge all Duxbury residents to visit The Helen Bumpus Gallery year round and view our exhibits by very talented and amazing artists. Thank you all who supports the arts at the Gallery, for it is our pleasure to serve you. Jane Bumpus Nielsen President Helen Bumpus Gallery
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
sues that matter most to them. I think everyone in the class took home a number of important lessons and new ideas, especially me. The Council on Aging is an invaluable asset to the town of Duxbury, and I enjoyed teaching this course each and every morning. The course itself covered a broad range of state and federal issues including balance in state government, immigration, health care reform, financial bailouts and the special election to fill the United States Senate vacancy. The structure of the class was generally a free-flowing forum for discussion, and my students offered suggestions for new topics to be covered each week. It’s always great to be able to meet with my constituents and discuss their issues of concern. Many students contributed brief anecdotes from their life experiences, both past and present, and I found that it brought a unique perspective to the course. Again, thank you to my class and the Duxbury Council on Aging for extending me the invitation to teach this course. I look forward to doing it again in the future. Rep. Daniel K. Webster 6th Plymouth District
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his past week I concluded my Lifelong Learning Course held at the Duxbury Senior Center with a class luncheon. The luncheon capped a course I taught regarding state and federal political issues. That being said, I would like to offer a sincere “Thank You” to the senior citizens who enrolled in my class and the Duxbury Council on Aging staff. This was an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone involved, and I am truly grateful for being given the opportunity to meet with local seniors and discuss the is-
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believe I am writing as a member of the silent majority. I have been attending and watching school committee meetings since before the zero tolerance issue raised its head, when the relationship between Eileen Williams and the School Committee was hunky-dory. However, those feelings changed. As a result, one current member and one former member rode the wave of parental discontent to get elected to the School Committee. When selecting Mrs. Skeiber for superintendent, these members voted against her selection in a 3-2 vote. Many naysayers claimed that she was an “Eileen clone,” which she is not. Nevertheless, she was doomed from the beginning. You don’t need to be a speech pathologist with experience in teaching nonverbal language skills like me to read the often mistrustful attitude in these members’ body language, their tone of voice, their discourse, and most importantly,
their votes. I am not saying committee members need to be a rubber stamp and agree on everything. And I am not saying that every administrative move or decision was made exactly as it should have been. But without a totally supportive school committee behind her, how could one expect Mrs. Skeiber to withstand the constant parental unhappiness or unrest? I have known Mrs. Skeiber for more than 14 years, since her time as vice principal at the Duxbury Elementary School. In all my interactions with her on various committees, meetings and on a one-to-one basis, she has always been respectful and shown herself to be interested in providing the best possible education to all of our students. While her detractors may be jumping for joy, they should be very careful. Our financially strapped district now has to allocate funds for a superintendent search, with no guarantee that a suitable candidate will apply, never mind be chosen.
Where will that money come from? And more importantly, will we be able to find anyone as dedicated to Duxbury’s children as she. I predict, with the current candidates for school committee, the time change will be reversed for sure. With these candidates alone, our schools will be regressing rather than progressing, and votes will be driven by singular agendas. The silent majority of parents may find many other changes that they are not happy with including an appointed superintendent from this very school committee. So, if you like the time change or want our schools to move forward to meet the challenges of a new era in education, then speak up. Throw your name into the hat for School Committee, write letters, and have your say in meetings. I thank our superintendent and departing school committee members for their service. Linda L. Garrity West Street
he Mass Department of Education recently posted school district per pupil expenditures for 2008 on their Web site. With 3397 students, Duxbury spent $10,169 per pupil in 2008. The average 2008 per pupil expenditure for Massachusetts school districts was $12,449 or $2,280 more per pupil than Duxbury spent. Between 2007 and 2008, the State average for per pupil expenditure increased by $591 per student while Duxbury’s average increased by only $240 per student. School district expenditures across the State ranged from a high (Minuteman) of $27,953 per pupil to a low (Georgetown) of $8,243 per pupil. Out of 328 school districts in Massachusetts, 83 percent or 273 school districts spent more per pupil than Duxbury spent in 2008. Duxbury was number 55 from the bottom for per pupil expenditure. Duxbury was in the bottom 32 percent in 2005, the bottom 24 percent in 2007 and dropped to the bottom 17 percent in 2008. Considering the budget that was
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just approved by our school committee, Duxbury’s ranking will drop even further for 2009 and 2010. The outlook is even more horrifying considering that Duxbury also has outdated, poorly maintained middle school and high school buildings that are literally rotting from the vernal pools on the roofs down. It is no wonder that Duxbury can not attract qualified, competent administrators, teachers and staff. Duxbury spent below the state average for every function except “payments to out-ofdistrict schools” to which Duxbury paid almost three times the state average. Note that Duxbury spent way below the state average on professional development which also significantly influences our ability to attract and retain a “great,” competent staff. Some school districts that are comparable to Duxbury in terms of number of students and per pupil expenditure are Dighton-Rehoboth, Foxborough, Gardner, Groton-Dunstable, East Longmeadow, Ludlow, Middleboro, Pentucket, Quabbin, and Scituate. Duxbury is
not keeping good company with our peers on this list. Even communities where I would never choose to live spend significantly more money per student than Duxbury does: Boston $17,151 per student per year, Brockton $12,814 per student, Worcester $12,838 per student, and, surprisingly, Randolph $11,858 per student. Duxbury will never provide a “great” education for $10,169 per student per year. Duxbury will never provide a “great” education within the budgetary priorities and constraints set by our town leaders at Town Hall. This abysmal state of affairs existed long before the economy took its nosedive. It resulted from long term, inadequate planning for the future and poor management of Duxbury’s financial resources by our town leaders, School Committee, and school administrators. Parents have very justifiable reasons for their current “public outrage.” Sandy White Tremont Street
he recent (Jan. 13) Clipper editorial, “A Loss for Duxbury – and A Warning” touched me personally and professionally. I began my teaching career in Duxbury, serving as social studies teacher for fourteen years. I was most fortunate to be one of the first “in-house” people to become assistant principal at the Duxbury Intermediate School. Currently, I am a principal in another district. My family has enjoyed our 37 years living here and we are most appreciative of the fine education our son received in the Duxbury Public Schools. I write this document because I care deeply about our town and its schools and I hope it serves to make people more reflective about where we are as a community. Although I agree with the overall message in the Clipper editorial, imbedded within its message, and later in a letter to the editor, are some of the very causes of why it will be a challenge to attract effective school leaders to this community. One such worrisome pattern is that people are personally attacked for having different ideas and opinions. This kind of personal criticism occurred recently when a School Committee member was accused of not having the best interests of the schools in mind when he chose not to support a highly controversial political initiative by the federal government that requires schools to change in ways that will generate significant local controversy. It was also exemplified in the contentious dialogue regarding the police chief issue a few months ago. We should be able to sustain a debate about complex issues without implying someone does not have the best interests of the schools or the town in mind. Another challenge to Duxbury in attracting future school leaders is the long-standing disrespect shown to administrators by the way elected officials micromanage the work of educational leaders. Evidence of this can be observed with statements made by those running for School Committee seats. Candidates seem to be running for superintendent, instead for a position designed to set policy and manage the school department’s budget. Personnel and operational issues of the schools is the sole responsibility of the school leadership, but far too often they are challenged publicly by the policy setting board. This tendency to get involved in the details of what should be the responsibility of educators is not something that occurs in every community and it poses a serious obstacle to attracting quality educational leaders to Duxbury. Disrespect for our public leaders has been ongoing for many years in our town, but has recently surfaced again in the discussion about the time changes in the schools, and with the police chief issue. Too many citizens refuse to accept leadership decisions that are contrary to their point of view. Rather than disagree agreeably about a decision, they continue to talk negatively about decisions, camouflaged by politically correct terms like transparency and interest in the town to the point of harassment and personal attacks on the decision maker. Unfortunately, some of our elected officials have chosen to allow this rancorous and divisive debate rather than move on. Additionally, some of our elected officials have demonstrated disrespect for each other in their dialogue about difficult issues, as evidenced recently by our School Committee’s need to bring in a consultant to assist it in its deliberating process. School administrators have a broad network of professional communication. Our role is complex due to the pressures of federal legislation, unfunded mandates at the state level, limited resources at the state and local level, and the level of accountability for student achievement. Currently, the trend is a “buyer’s market” in that there is a greater need for school leaders than there are skilled practioners. We can choose where we work. Duxbury currently does not exhibit a spirit of respectful dialogue, collaborative team work, and pride in and appreciation for the many accomplishments and contributions of its public leaders. Rather, we seem to be more interested in blaming and taking over the work of those we hire to do the job. As a result, Duxbury is hardly viewed from the outside as an administrator’s dream job, but a community where it is very difficult to move a district forward in the interests of its children. It will take a community effort to change this perspective. The writer is a Tremont Street resident and the principal at the Wm. H. Galvin Middle School in Canton
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By Thomas C. LaLiBerTe
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Thursday Jan. 21 Less Stress More Success 7:30 p.m. PAC Friday Jan. 22 DMS Musical 7 p.m. PAC Saturday Jan. 23 DMS Musical 7 p.m. PAC Sunday Jan. 24 DMS Musical 2 p.m. PAC Monday Jan. 25 Kindergarten switch day Alden School Council meeting 3:45 p.m. H1N1 Flu Clinic 4-7 p.m. Chandler School Tuesday Jan. 26 Music Promoter’s meeting 7 p.m. DHS Student Lounge Thursday January 28 DEF Spelling Bee PAC 6:30 p.m. Send School newS & PhotoS to email@example.com the deadline is Monday at noon.
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School Lunch Menu
Monday: Popcorn chicken, wedges, green bean salad, applesauce, fruit punch. Tuesday: Mac and cheese, veggie tray, dinner roll, Jello with topping, juice. Wednesday: Nachos, seasoned beef, corn, salsa, sour cream. Thursday: Chicken parm with pasta, sweet peas, side salad, pudding, grape juice. Friday: Pre-Super Bowl Party. Homemade calzone, tossed salad, football cookie, lemonade. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch option: Check daily for sandwich, salad, or soup of the day.
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Monday: Crispy chicken, pasta salad, sweet peas, curley fries, fresh apples. Tuesday: Hamburger or cheeseburger, smiley fries, corn, pudding, fruit punch. Soup for $1. Wednesday: American chop suey, green beans, salad, dinner roll, fruit or juice. Soup for $1. Thursday: Twin taco-soft shell, all the fixin’s, carrots, salsa, sour cream, pears, raisins. Soup for $1. Friday: Pre-Super Bowl Party. Cheese pizza slice, side salad, fresh fruit, football or helmet cookie, juice. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Monday and Wednesday, Bagel; Tuesday and Thursday, Pizza; Friday, Uncrustable, all with salad or vegetable, fruit. Check daily for sandwich or salad of the day.
Monday: Whole grain max sticks with dip, chicken noodle soup, raisins, juice. Tuesday: Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce, juice. Wednesday: Mozzarella mania with dip, caesar salad, green beans, pudding, juice. Thursday: Pasta with meat sauce, cucumber wheels, cheddar cheese cubes, garlic wheat stick, juice. Friday: Pre-Super Bowl Party. Football shaped nuggets, smiley fries, corn, chilled pears, helmet or football cookie. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Uncrustable or pizza; Tuesday, Thursday, ham or turkey and cheese on assorted breads or bagel with yogurt.
Top Row: Asst. Coach Rob Crocker, Haley Marshall, Charlotte Wahle, Logan Snelling, Victoria McDonough, Victoria Young, Marissa Fichter, Emma Crocker, Kellie Quinn, Georgia Leahy, Asst Coach Pat Leahy and Head Coach Chris Donato. Middle Row: Mia Del Rosso, Rachel Walman, Eliza Hartford, Samantha Davis and Kiley Sullivan. Front Row: Samantha Johnson, Payton Donato, Molly Kennedy and Jane Dudley. Congratulations to the Bay outlet pass by Samantha Davis. tournament with the game State Breakers U12 Girls Hock- Davis completed the victory by winning goal. Marissa Fichter ey Team who won the champi- scoring the game winner on a wasn’t far behind by defensively dominating every oppoonship of the 25th Annual Con- “wrap-around” goal. Samantha Davis was de- nent’s top player. This tournanecticut Polar Bears Holiday Tournament for the U12AA Di- clared the tournament’s MVP ment, however, was won by a vision. This tournament is the by Coach Donato as she com- complete team effort including largest girls hockey tournament pletely dominated the tourna- tremendous goaltending and in North America and features ment from the opening faceoff outstanding team defense. teams from all over the United of game one and finished the States and Canada. The Breaker girls beat the Massachusetts Spitfires, Middlesex Islanders, North Shore Vipers and tied the Parents and Guardians through to get the informaBuffalo Bison to advance to the of eighth graders: The Dux- tion your eighth grader needs playoff round. In the playoffs, bury Free Library is offering and part of our class focuses the Breaker girls beat Charles a class designed for parents on how to be an efficient reRiver. to learn about the electronic searcher. The class will be In the championship game, and print resources available offered on Thursday, Jan. 21, the Breaker girls beat the East through the library. In our from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and Coast Wizards 4-3 in double Mining for Research Gold Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 6:30overtime. The Breakers trailed we will demonstrate where to 7:30 p.m. Please call the refby a goal with two minutes look and where not to look for erence desk to register at 781left when Jane Dudley beat the information so that you can 934-2721 ext. 100. Wizards goalie to the “shortguide your researcher. There side roof” to send the game is a lot of material to be sifted into overtime. Jane’s goal was the completion of a perfectly executed play off of a defensive-zone faceoff won by Marissa Fichter and an excellent
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The Duxbury Music Promoters are seeking adult volunteers for Duxbury Idol 2010! A planning meeting for the event will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Duxbury High School Student Lounge. Be a part of the exciting May 8 event, featuring nine of our many talented DHS singers, and help raise money on behalf of all the Duxbury School System musicians. If you have questions, please contact Hannah Roveto at 781934-6369 or Sue Lawrence at 781-582-0405.
Monday: Chicken patty sandwich, smiley fries, green beans, raisins, applesauce, juice.
Tuesday: Soup and sandwich, chilled pears, juice. Wednesday: American chop suey, sweet peas, garden salad, whole wheat dinner roll, peaches, juice. Thursday: Soft taco, seasoned beef, corn, salsa, juice. Friday: Pre-Super Bowl Party. Football shaped nuggets, smiley fries, corn, chilled pears, helmet or football cookie. All lunches served with choice of milk. Daily lunch options: Uncrustables, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, whole grain pizza or bagel and yogurt, Tuesday, Thursday, ham or turkey and cheese on assorted breads or Dragon box.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Duxbury police log
4:59 p.m. Caller on Wendell Pond Road reports neighbors dog attacked his dog and bit his wife in the boot. Officer to handle, and complaint filed with animal control. 7:02 a.m. Coyote spotted in area of Winter Street. Gone on arrival.
ports mailbox off post. No damage.
9:34 a.m. Caller on Lantern Lane requests an officer for damage done to fence. Officer reports damaged headlight and other small parts present. 11:01 a.m. Suspicious motor vehicle on Old Tobey Garden Street. Party spoken to.
9:24 a.m. State Police reports a motor vehicle accident on Route 3 northbound near Exit 11. Ambulance transported the injured to South Shore Hospital.
8:05 a.m. Officer to assist with traffic on Alden Street.
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4:15 p.m. Party from Elm Street transported to Jordan Hospital by ambulance.
2:38 a.m. Marshfield police request assistance with domestic dispute. Assistance rendered.
9:01 p.m. Officer assisted disabled motor vehicle on Tremont Street. 12:26 p.m. Caller reports older person hitchhiking on Tremont Street. Area search negative.
10:27 a.m. Caller reports tree leaning on Acorn Street. DPW notified. 3:19 p.m. Motor vehicle parked in bad spot on Chandler Street. Officer advised to move along.
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Monday Jan. 11
5:49 p.m. State police report erratic operator on Congress Street, westbound. Operator having difficulty because of recent medical procedure. Husband to pick up driver, and will remove vehicle later. 8:28 p.m. Caller reports suspicious male walking through parking lot. Area search negative.
3:31 p.m. Caller reports speeding vehicles on Chandler Street. Advised patrols.
2:21 p.m. Caller reports a tree company on Crescent Street blocking traffic. Area search negative.
3:25 p.m. Tree in roadway on Mayflower and Chandler Street. Gone on arrival.
7:20 p.m. Caller reports finding wallet. Officer to notify owner.
4:08 p.m. Caller reports wire down on Chestnut Street. Verizon notified.
3:37 p.m. Complaint of a dog in road on Chandler Street. Area search negative. 5:58 p.m. Disabled motor vehicle on Chestnut Street. Services rendered.
1:01 p.m. Officer reports open door on Chandler Street. All okay. 4:54 p.m. Party on Tremont Street transported to Jordan Hospital by ambulance.
10:31 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Kingstown Way. One transported to Jordan Hospital. Vehicle towed.
2:27 p.m. Caller reports suspicious motor vehicle on Congress Street. Officer reports disabled motor vehicle. AAA responding.
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9:37 p.m. Caller reports a disabled motor vehicle on the overpass on Congress Street. AAA enroute. Three parties waiting for a ride at the station. 12:45 a.m. Suspicious vehicle parked overnight on Depot Street. 9:26 a.m. Officer reports phone line down on Summer Street. Verizon notified.
Friday Jan. 8
4:35 p.m. Report of larceny from caller on West Street. 9:48 p.m. Caller reports kids put large piece of ice (two feet by three feet) on roadway, concerned if a small car were to hit it. Services rendered.
5:41 p.m. Central alarm called in carbon monoxide alarm. Homeowner stated he had started motor vehicle in the garage and it set off the alarm. Fire department on scene and states no one home. Officer verified no one in motor vehicle. All clear.
9:37 a.m. Minor motor vehicle accident on Summer Street. No injuries. 3:16 p.m. Minor motor vehicle accident in Student Union parking lot.
7:05 a.m. Dog struck by car on Standish Street. Animal control officer to the scene.
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12:08 p.m. Caller reports out of gas on Washington Street. Officer to assist. 2:34 p.m. Officer reports kids throwing snow balls at cars on Harrison Street. Officer spoke with parents of parties involved.
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5:34 p.m. Caller reports overturned motor vehicle on West Street. Area search negative.
9:59 a.m. Bag of trash on side of road on Tobey Garden Street. Message left for DPW.
9:22 a.m. Motor vehicle stopped on Route 3 North. Vehicle towed.
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10:27 p.m. Minor motor vehicle accident on King Caesar Road. 1:20 a.m. Caller reports motor vehicle accident on Acorn Street. No injuries. Citation issued for leaving the scene of property damage.
9:58 a.m. Officer assisted state police with disabled motor vehicle on Route 3. 11:47 a.m. Assisted Kingston Police with motor vehicle accident. One transported to Jordan Hospital by ambulance. Pembroke ambulance called to assist, but cancelled enroute. 2:58 p.m. Caller on Fox Run re-
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The boys’ hockey team ended its four-game losing streak with a solid 4-1 win over Greater Boston League entry Medford High School, on Saturday afternoon at The Bog.
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After an ugly blowout loss to Archbishop Williams last Monday night, the Dragons (5-5-1) got back in the win column behind the goaltending of sophomore Derek Williams and the play of senior captain Pat Charland, who scored two goals and added a pair of assists in beating the Mustangs (5-4). It was Williams’ first varsity victory in his debut. The Dragons thought they
TOP CORNER: Duxbury’s Pat Charland beats Medford’s Mike Gendreau for one of his two goals in Photos by Mike Halloran Saturday afternoon’s 4-1 win over the Mustangs.
had grabbed an early 1-0 lead just over a minute into the game when a power-play goal was disallowed with the net coming off its post. The bad news didn’t seem to stop Dux-
CLOSE CALL: Duxbury’s Connor Doyle has his shot stopped at the post in the win over Medford.
bury’s offense, as sophomore Connor Doyle had a pair of scoring bids stopped by Medford’s Mike Gendreau over the next couple of minutes. Williams had his first big save of the game with 8:23 to go, as he flicked his stick at a redirected shot to keep the game scoreless. The Dragons had their second power play with 4:05 left in the period, but Medford captain Nick Squillaciotti did an outstanding job of pinning the puck in the corner for close to 30 seconds and killing Duxbury’s momentum. Both teams played shorthanded to start the middle period. However, with the Mustangs on the power play, the hard work of Charland paid off. The senior forward stole the puck on the forecheck and beat Gendreau for a 1-0 lead. Williams made a spectacu-
lar save right off the faceoff to keep the lead intact. However, the Mustangs kept coming and scored at the 5:26 mark when Guy Leone finished off a two-on-one break to knot the game. Duxbury went on the power play in the first two minutes of the final period, but they gave the advantage back 22 seconds later with both teams playing even for 1:08. Sophomore Will Siefert finally got his team the lead for good when he found himself in the left faceoff circle where he blistered a shot past Gendreau’s stick side for a 2-1 lead with Charland and Doyle registering assists. The undisciplined Mustangs put themselves in a hole less than a minute later, when the Dragons went on the power play and broke the game
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Library. This program is designed for adults or serious older students. Free tickets are required for admission and are available at the library. For more information visit duxburyfreelibrary. org or call 781-934-2721 x108.
fbcd.org 781- 934-6095 Dr. Kevin Cassidy Pastor Jamie Cotelleso, Worship Leader Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; nursery and children’s programs during worship time. Sunday school classes, children through adult, immediately following morning worship; 5:30 p.m. junior and senior high youth groups with Youth Pastor Brent Van Wyk; 6 p.m. devotion and prayer time. Awana Clubs for kids every Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8 p.m. for preschool through the sixth grade.
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Monday Jan. 25
H1N1 Flu Clinic. Free H1N1 intranasal and injectable flu vaccination clinic for all Duxbury residents at Chandler School from 4-7 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent, and children under age 10 require two doses of the vaccine to be administered 28 days apart. Living with Art Presentation. All are welcome to join this entertaining and accessible art program at 10 a.m. in the Senior Center featuring a visual stroll through the world and artwork of Henri Matisse with Jane Blair of Art Matters. Duxbury Library presents ‘The Past is a Blast’. Janis Duffy, Reference Supervisor at the Massachusetts State Archives in Dorchester, will lead a lively introduction to the range of materials available at our state archives at 12 p.m. in the Duxbury Free Library. Registration is not required, however, please call 781934-2721 x108 if you plan to attend.
Holy Family Church
holyfamilyduxbury.org Rev. Bryan Parrish Rev. Seán Maher 781-934-5055 Weekend Mass: Saturday, 5 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. (family Mass), 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Babysitting available at 8:30 and 10 a.m. Daily Mass is Monday through Saturday, 8:15 a.m. The rosary is prayed after daily Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Daytime bible study, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Evening prayer group Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Men’s prayer group Fridays at 6:45 a.m. Living through Loss support group, Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in Feb. and March.
and conversation 9 a.m., Holy Eucharist with healing 10 a.m., Adult Ed 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Children’s choir rehearsal 6 p.m., Youth choir rehearsal at 7 p.m. Thursday: Adult Choir rehearsal 7 p.m. Friday: AA meeting at 7 p.m.
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First Parish Church
duxburyuu.org Rev. Catherine Cullen 781-934-6532 The office is open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, Senior choir rehearsal at 9:15 a.m., Junior choir rehearsal at 9:30 a.m., Worship Service and Church school at 10:30 a.m. and Buddhist Meditation at 7 p.m. Bells meet on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and Recorders at 8:30 p.m. Book group meets Thursdays at 9 a.m. Sewing group meets Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Thursday Jan. 21
Less Stress, More Success. Join The Parent Connection with Marilee Jones, former Admissions Director at MIT, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available on line at theparentconnection.org, at Westwinds Bookshop, the Duxbury Free Library and Foodie’s. Tickets will also be available at the door for $7. For more information visit theparentconnection.org. Christian Youth Skate Night. The Junior Youth Fellowship Group at the Pilgrim Church invites all seventh and eighth graders to Christian Skate Night at the Carousel Family Roller Rink in Whitman from 6-8:30 p.m. We will leave from the Osborn’s Country Store parking lot at 6 p.m., and the expected cost is $10 - $12. Please RSVP to Mrs. Zisko, JYF leader, at 781-223-1899. Webster office hours. State Rep. Daniel Webster will be available to meet with residents at the Pembroke Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 9 a.m. Appointments are not necessary, and all residents are welcome to come speak with the representative about issues of concern. For information, call Brian Patterson at Webster’s statehouse office at 617-722-2487 or e-mail email@example.com. ma.us.
Friday with Heide. Join us at 10 a.m. in the Senior Center for another of Heide’s fabulous and informative slide show ‘tours’ of historic and beautiful Cape Cod.
Tuesday Jan. 26
No Place For Hate Program on Stereotypes. The Duxbury No Place for Hate Committee will sponsor a program on stereotypes and the pyramid of hate at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. For more information, contact the No Place for Hate committee at noplaceforhate@duxburyinterfaith. com or 781-934-8388. Readers Theater. A small group of teens will meet at the Duxbury Free Library to work up a repertoire of spoken short scenes from current YA fiction, folk tales, etc. on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Contact Ellen Snoeyenbos at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in joining this group.
saTurday Jan. 23
DMS Musical. Duxbury Middle School presents “The Princess Plays” at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Snowy Owl Prowl. On Saturday Jan. 23, join Mass Audubon educator John Galluzzo from 9-11 a.m. for a Snowy Owl Prowl along Duxbury Beach. Pre-registration is required and costs $15 for Mass Audubon members, and $18 for non-members. Meet across the Powder Point Bridge, dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars. For directions or more information, contact John Galluzzo at 781-837-9400. Winter Cheerleading Clinic. Come work out with the DHS winter cheerleaders and sharpen up or learn new techniques for the 2010 season at the DHS gym from 10 a.m.-1p.m. All ages 7-14, current, previous, or brand new to the sport are invited. $20 per child. Permission slip required. To reserve a spot, please contact: Jen Carley at email@example.com. Bookmarks Bake Sale. Come to the Foodies’ parking lot to pick up goodies from 9 a.m. -12 noon baked by the Duxbury Free Library Bookmarks who are raising money for a trip to the American Library Convention in Washington D.C. in late June. Blood Drive. Sponsored by the Duxbury Masons from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Duxbury Masonic Hall, 585 Washington St.. Give blood and receive a free pound of Dunkin Donuts Coffee. For an appointment, please call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-7332767) or visit redcrossblood.org. Valid ID required.
firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Todd Vetter, Senior Pastor Rev. Eloise Parks, Ast. Pastor 781-934-6591 Sunday Worship Service at 10 a.m. Church office hours, Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Pilgrim childcare and preschool, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday, Bookworms at 1:30 p.m. Junior Youth Fellowship Skate Night, Jan. 21, 6-8:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church of the Nazarene
Rev. David Troxler 781-585-3419 Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for all services. Sunday school meets Sunday morning from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Sacred Youth Ministry at the teen center at 6:30 p.m. Men’s Bible Study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Women’s Bible Study, Fridays at 9:30 a.m. DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids, Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Financial Peace University preview class Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday Jan. 27
The Duxbury Free Bookmarks. Every Wednesday at 3 p.m., this teen advisory group meets to review, discuss and plan events for the youth of Duxbury. Commisioner O’Brien office hours. Plymouth County Commissioner Anthony O’Brien will hold office hours to discuss county services and issues on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 4-5 p.m., in the Commissioners Building (lower hearing room), 11 So. Russell St., Plymouth. For information, call 508-830-9100 for Commissioner O’Brien or Administrator Troy Clarkson.
highstreetumc.org Rev. Barbara Kszystyniak 781-585-9863 Sunday worship service and Sunday school, 10 a.m., followed by fellowship, adult choir rehearsal, 8:45 a.m. with coffee hour following. Third Friday of each month we serve dinner at Mainspring Shelter, Brockton. Last Wednesday of the month is ladies’ luncheon at 12 p.m. Church office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
First Church of Christ Scientist
781-934-6434 Sunday worship service and Sunday School for K-12, 10:30 a.m. Mid-week testimony meeting on Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Christian Science Reading Room open to all, 15 Standish St. Halls Corner, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m.1 p.m. Christian Science Sentinel Radio on WATD 95.9 FM Sunday mornings at 7 a.m.
Friday Jan. 22
Palestine Film Series. DCTV Television, channel 13, presents a Palestine film series to be aired Friday nights in January and February from 9-10 p.m. The programs will be rerun on Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 5:30 p.m. This week’s film is titled “Jerusalem: East Side Story.” Rep. Calter Office Hours. State Representative Thomas Calter will be at the Senior Center from 9-10 a.m. For more information, call his office at 617-722-2305. Fourth Friday Film Series. “Far From Heaven” (PG-13) starring Dennis Quaid, Julianne Moore and Dennis Haysbert will be shown in the Duxbury Free Library Merry Room from 7-10 p.m. DMS Musical. Duxbury Middle School presents “The Princess Plays” at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
Thursday Jan. 28
Potluck Dinner. Seniors are welcome to attend this monthly, family-style meal at the Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. Bring a favorite entree or dessert to share with friends. Sign up with the Senior Center front desk. SADIE bus transportation is available. Relay For Life Birthday Party. Relay For Life of Greater Plymouth offers cake and fun at 7 p.m. at PartyLite, 59 Armstrong Rd. in the Plymouth Industrial Park, for the kickoff of Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society to be held June 25 and 26. Teams can sign up, volunteer opportunities, survivor support, business sponsorships and more at the event. For details, contact Alice Chrusciel-Allen at email@example.com or 508746-7818 or go to the website at relayforlife.org/gtrplymouthma.
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal
www.stjohnsduxbury.org 781-934-6523 Sunday services: 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (said) and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist (with choir and hymns.) Sunday school K-12 during 10 a.m. service. Childcare provided at 10 a.m. service. Wednesday: Mens Bible Study 6:30 a.m., Coffee
Journey Community of Faith
www.journeyduxbury.com Rev. David Woods 781-585-8295 Sunday, 10 a.m., Ford Center at Miramar.
sunday Jan. 24
DMS Musical. Duxbury Middle School presents “The Princess Plays” at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Sunday Salon Series. Remarkable Research at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary will be the topic of discussion led by Dr. Craig MacDonald, Ph.D, Superintendent of Stellwagen Bank, at the Duxbury Free
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie?
Question of the Week
by Mary Beth Goldman
“The peanut butter and chocolate ones!” Lynn Walsh Old Farm Rd
“Peanut butter patties!” Allie Corcoran Jeremiah Drive
“Thin Mints!” Kerry Pisani boxwood Lane
“Caramel Delights!” Kelly Matthews McCue Circle
“Peanut butter patties!” Jacqueline Loisell Crescent Street
Friday Jan. 29
Mardi Gras Family Dance. You’re invited for dinner, dancing and a whole lot of fun from 6-9 p.m. at the Holy Family Parish Center. Tickets available at the Holy Family Parish Center for $20 per family. Palestine Film Series. DCTV Television, channel 13, presents a Palestine film series to be aired Friday nights in January and February from 9-10 p.m. The programs will be rerun on Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m. and Monday at 5:30 p.m. This week’s film is titled “Closed Zone” and is an animation of a young Gazan trapped during the siege of Israeli Operation Cast Lead.
Divorce Information Seminar. Family Law Attorney Susannah L. Brown and Financial Planner Tricia Welsch host this free seminar at Papa Razzi in Hanover Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. Learn the facts about divorce and how to avoid costly mistakes. Register by calling Attorney Brown at 781-829-6870 or e-mail her at sb@ attorneysbrown.com Boat Buying – Do’s and Don’ts. Duxbury Bay Maritime School presents J. R. Kent of Bayside Marine, and Sam Lawson of Lawson Yachts in Hingham for this informative presentation on boat buying, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. (snow date Feb. 10) at DBMS, 457 Washington St. Please call the office to let us know you are coming at 781934-7555. Suggested donation $5 at the door to cover light refreshments. Strictly Collage. Art class taught by well-known area artist and craftsperson Marie Zaccagnini at the Art Complex Museum Thursday, Feb. 4, from 7-9 p.m. The fee is $50. Preregistration is required at 781934-6634. Bill Harley Concert. Storyteller/ Songwriter Bill Harley will appear in a family concert on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. The two-time Grammy award-winning artist will present comical songs and stories of growing up, schooling and family life. Tickets are $5 for children and $15 for adults and may be purchased online at sscmusic.org or by calling Duxbury Performing Arts Center at 781-9347612. For more information, call South Shore Conservatory at 781749-7565, x33, or visit sscmusic.org. Democratic Caucus. The Duxbury Democratic Town Committee will be holding the annual caucus to elect delegates who will attend the Democratic State Convention in June. The meeting will be in the Merry Room at the Duxbury Public Library, Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-12 noon. Contact Tina Kerkam, Secretary, 781-588-4765 or tkerkam@comcast. net with any questions.
Living through Loss support group. Anyone in the Duxbury area who has lost a loved one is invited to participate Thursday nights in February and March, starting Feb. 4. The session runs for eight weeks from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Herrick Room in the lower level of Holy Family Church. Call Deacon Art Keefe with any questions at 781-585-4444. The Friends of the Library’s Ongoing Book Sale. The Friends of Library offers gently used books, CDs and DVDs for as little as 50 cents. The Friends’ Book Store is located across from the circulation desk and is filled with a wide selection of interesting materials for all ages. Magazines are available as well and are always free. Your continuous support is greatly appreciated. Readers Theater. A small group of teens will meet at the Duxbury Free Library to work up a repertoire of spoken short scenes from current YA fiction, folk tales, etc. on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. Contact Ellen Snoeyenbos at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in joining this group. Get Fit at the Duxbury Senior Center. A series of 4-week Gentle Yoga sessions on Thursday evening with Claire from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost for 4 weeks is $27 payable to the Town of Duxbury. The program will continue on an ongoing basis. Also, two Zumba classes with Paddi Donato are offered on Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m. and Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. for one hour for $5 per class. Please call Linda with any questions or to pre-register at 781934-5774, x103. Palestine Film Series. DCTV Television, channel 13, presents a
Palestine film series to be aired Friday nights in January and February from 9-10 p.m. Duxbury Garden Club. Meets the second Tuesday of each month at the First Parish Church with coffee at 9 a.m. and the meeting at 9:30 a.m. If interested in joining, call Kris Gaskins at 781-934-0108 or Anne Williams at 781-9347512 for more information or visit communitygardenclubofduxbury.org. Duxbury Camera Club. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. Guests are always welcome at the regular meetings.
Friday Night Entertainment. From 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at the Winsor House on Washington Street, featuring Sean McLaughlin, Irish folk guitarist and vocalist. Library Netbook Program. For users without laptops, the Duxbury Free Library Reference Department is happy to loan an Acer Netbook for in-library use. Patrons must be 16 years of age or older. Come to the Reference Desk on the upper level to check out the Netbook. A valid OCLN library card is required. A two hour per day maximum time limit will be enforced.
saTurday Jan. 30
Chase Away the Winter Blues. South Shore Conservatory presents a fundraising evening of blues from 6:30 p.m.-midnight at the Conservatory’s Hingham Campus. The evening features music, a silent auction, cocktails and food. Tickets are $85 and include open bar and complimentary valet parking. For more information and to purchase tickets visit sscmusic.org or call 781749-7565 x19.
sunday Jan. 31
Sailing presentation. Ken Legler presents “Strategy is Good, Tactics are Evil” at Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington St. at 4 p.m. Ken explains the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2009-2012 with a series of humorous case studies. Seating is limited. Advance tickets are $10 (free for students); tickets at the door (if available) are $15 for adults. Tickets may be purchased in person at DBMS, on-line at dbms.org or by calling the DBMS office at 781-934-7555.
Karate Kids. Roger Whidden will read portions of his book, Master Roger and the Karate Kids, demonstrate karate moves and give kids a chance to try some stances on Monday, Feb. 1 from 2:15-3 p.m. in the lower level Resource Room of the Duxbury Free Library. For children in grades three to five. Children in grade three must have an adult present in the library during the program. Advance registration required either online at duxburyfreelibrary.org, by phone 781-934-2721 x115, or in person at the children’s reference desk.
The Friends of the Library’s Online Valentines Contest. From now until Feb. 14, the Friends of the Library would like to know “What Do You Love About The Duxbury Free Library.” Submit your entry through our new Web site: duxfol.org. The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Westwinds Bookshop and chocolates.
he Duxbury No Place for Hate Committee will sponsor a program on stereotypes and the pyramid of hate. The program will center around the showing of a short DVD entitled Silent Beats, a Dor Schary Award winner. After the DVD there will be a discussion of the existence and impact of stereotypes. By understanding the limiting nature and their effect on schools and communities, including interpersonal relationships and student academic achievement, participants will be better equipped to respond to stereotypes in themselves and others. The event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. All are welcome. For more information you can contact the No Place for Hate committee at email@example.com or 781-934-8388.
No Place For Hate program on stereotypes
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Face to face
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Next round of softball clinics
was spared, he said, from the blatant racism then prevalent in the deep South. He compared his experience to that of Governor Patrick’s. Patrick, he said, grew up in the tough South Side of Chicago, and was fortunate to be able to pursue his education here at Milton Academy. Both were beneficiaries of one of Martin Luther King’s goals for loosening the grip of racism: education. Arthur quoted from a 1967 speech of King’s which compared the 1967 status of African Americans to the 1789 American plan for establishing U.S. congressional representation: one slave (male) counted as 60 percent of a person. King then described how things went down hill from there, to only half a person. More specifically, 1967 African Americans had about half as much of the good things of life (income, jobs, homes, and so on) and twice as much of the bad things (poverty, illness, battlefield death in Viet Nam). Today, here in Massachusetts, we have elected the state’s first African-American governor, selected the first woman President of the State Senate (the first of either house of the legislature), arranged for health insurance for 97 percent of the population, and supported the full acceptance of the benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples. Meanwhile, we also selected our first African-American President. Obviously, we’ve made progress. In other words, Arthur’s message reached out from race to all forms of prejudice. Like King, Arthur spoke to “our common humanity,” and emphasized that the solution to hate cannot be superficial. “Being a member of a community,” he said, “is not just an intellectual exercise, not a rhetorical issue. It is a matter of how we behave, how we treat each other at all times.” It was a lesson he learned from his grandfather, who told him stories of poor blacks and whites joining together in the winter, when food was scarce and times were tough. Men hunted and fished together, and families shared their food. There were lines of race that were never crossed – African Americans “knew their place,” as Arthur put it – but they nevertheless lived in community with whites, as their actions showed. Arthur stressed including our children in all these efforts. Children marched with Martin Luther King, and faced the same police dogs, fire hoses, and arrests that their parents faced. Their courage must be remembered. Is the progress complete? By no means. Arthur shared King’s image that, like Moses, we may not reach the promised land of Canaan, but we can see it from the mountain top, and that “justice is where we are headed.” Arthur’s children, I’m sure, heard the message. I know I did.
Players are off and rounding the bases as the Session 1 Winter Clinic has had two successful turnouts! Duxbury Youth Softball now opens registration for Session 2 of these fabulously fun skills clinics! Session 2 will take place again on Tuesdays in Plymouth: Feb. 23 and March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Grades 3-5: 5-6:30 p.m. Grades 6-9: 6:30-8 p.m. Cost: $125 per player Online registration is open to the first 28 participants in each grade group. Don’t wait! Register now for Session 2 at duxburyyouthsoftball.org
Dragons Winter Sports Schedule
Schedule revised as of Jan. 18
Dec. 15 Dec. 23 Jan. 6 Jan. 13 Jan. 13 Feb. 12 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Dec. 23 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Jan. 2 Jan. 5 Jan. 8 Jan. 13 Jan. 14 Jan. 22 Jan. 25 Jan. 29 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Dec. 23 Dec. 28 Dec. 30 Jan. 2 Jan. 5 Jan. 6 Jan. 8 Jan. 13 Jan. 15 Jan. 18 Jan. 22 Jan. 25 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 1 Feb. 3 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 17 Dec. 17 Jan. 5 Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 23 Jan. 28 Feb. 2 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Dec. 15 Dec. 15 Dec. 17 Dec. 17 Jan. 5 Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 12 Jan. 18 Jan. 23 Feb. 2 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 7 bOYS’ bASKETbALL Dux over Silver Lake 64-35 1-0 Scituate over Dux 72-47 1-1 Whitman-Hanson over Dux 77-72 1-2 Dux over Dartmouth 64-50 2-2 Dux over Marshfield 59-56 3-2 Marshfield over Dux 71-69 3-3 Dux over North Quincy 62-40 4-3 Dux over Hingham 69-57 5-3 Dux over Rockland 50-30 6-3 Dux over Hanover 57-42 7-3 Middleboro Home 6:30 Quincy Away 6:30 Pembroke Home 6:30 Silver Lake Away 6:30 Scituate Home 6:30 Whitman-Hanson Home 6:30 North Quincy Away 7:00 Hingham Away 6:30 IAABO Tournament at Bridgewater State TBA IAABO Tournament at Bridgewater State TBA GIRLS’ bASKETbALL Silver Lake over Dux Scituate over Dux Whitman-Hanson over Dux New bedford over Dux Dux over Sandwich Notre Dame over Dux Dux over North Quincy New bedford over Dux Dux over Hingham Dux over Rockland Hanover over Dux Notre Dame Academy Middleboro Quincy Pembroke Martha’s Vineyard Silver Lake Scituate Whitman-Hanson North Quincy Hingham Sandwich 39-32 45-42 53-26 72-59 59-56 58-33 47-35 59-28 52-40 52-49 66-50 Away Away Home Away Away Home Away Away Home Home Away 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 1-4 1-5 2-5 2-6 3-6 4-6 4-7 3:00 6:00 6:30 6:30 2:00 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 6:30 3:00 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 7-0 8-0 12:00 TBA 4:30 7:00 4:00 TBA TBA 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0 7-0 8-0 12:00 TBA 7:00 4:00 TBA TBA bOYS TRACK Hingham over Dux Dux over Scituate Whitman-Hanson over Dux Dux over Silver Lake Dux over Quincy All-League Meet GIRLS TRACK Hingham over Dux Scituate over Dux Whitman-Hanson over Dux Dux ties Silver Lake Dux over Quincy All-League Meet bOYS ICE HOCKEY Dux ties St. John’s (S) Dux over barnstable Dux over North Quincy Weymouth over Dux Dux over Marshfield Dux over Hanover Norwood over Dux Pembroke over Dux Coyle-Cassidy over Dux Williams over Dux Dux over Medford Marshfield Hingham Bridgewater-Raynham Abington Scituate Xaverian Brothers CCC-Austin Prep Cape Cod Classic Cape Cod Classic GIRLS ICE HOCKEY Dux over Marshfield barnstable over Dux Dux over Martha’s Vineyard Dux over Canton Dux over Lincoln-Sudbury Dux over Falmouth Dux over Whitman-Hanson Dux over Scituate Dux over Sandwich Dux ties Marshfield Wellesley Barnstable Hingham Whitman-Hanson Scituate Martha’s Vineyard Falmouth Sandwich Cougar Classic Cougar Classic 57-43 73-27 59-41 58-42 79-21 RLC 0-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 3-2 5:00
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The columnist with Monday’s keynote speaker, Deval Patrick Chief of Staff Arthur bernard.
Photo by Julius A. Prince, Jr.
Dragons corral Mustangs
open with Charland connecting for his second goal with assists to sophomore defenseman Mitch Barrington and junior captain Bryan Barry. Williams was at his best in the final seven minutes, stopping a point blank shot from the slot with 6:22 to go, and holding the Mustangs off the scoreboard while killing two power-plays back to back with less than four minutes left in the game. Medford would rattle two shots off the post after pulling their goalie in the final 1:30, allowing Barry to finish the scoring for the Dragons with 59 seconds remaining. “We felt comfortable out there and just wore them down,” said Blake. “We needed this game and I told the kids we needed to stay disciplined because Medford had a reputation as an undisciplined team.” Duxbury now gets it toughest test of the season this Saturday when it hosts its annual battle with Hingham at 4 p.m. at The Bog.
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bOYS SWIMMING & DIVING Dux over Pembroke 44-32 Dux over Middleboro 62-35 Dux over Hanover 57-45 Dux over Hingham 67-34 Dux over Quincy 49-32 Dux over Silver Lake 47-34 Dux over Randolph 60-38 Dux over Norwell 58-34 Nantucket Away Cohasset/Scituate Away B.C. High Away Away Barnstable Patriot League Diving Away All-League Meet Away Patriot League Swimming Away GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING Dux over Pembroke 62-36 Dux over Middleboro 62-35 Dux over Hanover 60-28 Dux over Hingham 57-40 Dux over Quincy 56-37 Dux over Silver Lake 57-43 Dux over Randolph 60-40 Dux over Norwell 54-48 Nantucket Away Cohasset/Scituate Away Barnstable Away Patriot League Diving Away All-League Meet Away Patriot League Swimming Away
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WRESTLING Patriot League Individual 3rd – Marshfield Tournament Whitman-Hanson over Dux 45-25 Whitman-Hanson Tournament – Scituate – North Andover – Waltham Quad Meet – Hingham Quad Meet HIngham North Quincy Home Duxbury Team Tournament Home Silver Lake Away
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DHS Athletic Department • 781-934-7668
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Sports Editor Mike Halloran • firstname.lastname@example.org
They were coming off their biggest win of the season with a 4-1 win over Sandwich and morale at a season high. However, the young Lady Dragons still need to learn that every opponent brings it A-game when it faces Duxbury.
Duxbury Sandwich By mike Halloran, sports editor sports@duxBuryclipper.com
Lady Dragons unfit to be tied
That was the case on Saturday night at The Bog, as Marshfield battled back from a 3-1 deficit with less than
a loose puck, going in alone on Ram netminder Victoria Langrill to beat her with a backhander for a 1-0 lead. The Rams had a chance to tie the game with a powerplay effort with 3:28 to go in the first period and couldn’t connect, leaving the door open for the Lady Dragons to add to their lead as the period ended when freshman Hannah Murphy buried her shot as the buzzer went off for a 2-0 lead. The second period produced little for both sides until 2:16 remained. At that point, Murphy picked up a loose puck at center ice and took it over the blue line with some brilliant stickhandling. She moved through the slot at will and beat Langrill for
CRASH TEST: Duxbury goaltender Julia Hannon tries to keep Marshfield out of her net.
Photos by Mike Halloran
A LITTLE HELP FROM HER FRIEND: Marshfield goaltender Victoria Langrill turns aside a scoring attempt by Duxbury’s briana Connolly.
defenseman Katie Conlon blasted a shot from the left point to beat Hannon to make it 3-2 with 6:48 to go. Trying to hold on, the Lady Dragons did themselves no favors when they drew a penalty with 5:15 to go, and compounded it 17 seconds later with another. It took the Rams just 10 seconds to tie the match, as Sara Denton made it 3-3 on a tip-in past Hanlon. Duxbury was now in a dogfight for the remainder of the game, with Connolly showing her abilities all over the ice, as she was robbed twice in the final three minutes before the buzzer ended the game. It was not one of the Lady Dragons’ better games,
as their undisciplined style landed them in the penalty box seven times, while the Rams visited twice. Earlier in the week Duxbury took on Sandwich (8-1) and defeated the Blue Knights, 4-1, as Kaitlin Sullivan’s first-period goal stood up for two periods before the Lady Dragons exploded. Third period goals by Lily Connolly, Molly O’Sullivan, and Martha Findley put the hosts away. The Lady Dragons have a big game on the schedule this Saturday afternoon at 1:20 when they battle with Barnstable at The Bog. The Red Raiders are the only team to have beaten (2-1) Duxbury this year.
seven minutes to go in the game to tie the Lady Dragons, 3-3. A lethargic third-period effort by Duxbury allowed the Rams to get back in the game, as they sought to make up for a 3-0 season-opening loss to Coach Friend Weiler’s squad. “We gave that game away,” said Weiler, who was obviously frustrated with his team’s non-chalant attitude in the final 15 minutes. “We just can’t expect the same people to get it done all the time.” Duxbury was able to kill a Marshfield power play in the first five minutes, and then got on the board first at the 7:23 mark when junior Briana Connolly dashed into the offensive zone and picked up
what looked to be an insurmountable 3-0 lead. The Rams changed their goalie in hopes of shaking up the lineup for the final period, and they got results instantly. On the power play with just 38 seconds remaining, Marshfield’s Casandra Briffet was credited with a goal on a shot from the point that pin-balled off a couple of players in front before bouncing in off Duxbury goaltender Julia Hannon to cut the lead to 3-1. With renewed hope, the Rams came out flying in the third period, as they tested Hannon in the first two minutes on a partial break-in. While the lead appeared safe, it suddenly was in jeopardy, as Marshfield’s star
TIME IS ON HER SIDE: Freshman Hannah Murphy watches her shot beat the buzzer to give Duxbury a 2-0 lead.
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in two winning relays, winning the 200-yard medley It was a win-win situa- relay with Barry Su, Mike tion for the DHS boys’ swim Connolly and Ben Potash by team, as it started the New a pool length (1:51.85) and Year on the road with wins also leading off in the 200over Quincy (49-32) and yard freestyle relay, teaming Silver Lake (47-34), while with Drew Husted, Su and building its record to 6-0. Potash (1:43.37). Co-captain Cam Crowell Besides contributing on set the pace, making a sec- two relays, Husted earned tional cut and racing a per- his trip to the state champisonal best in the 200-yard onships with a 22.6 sprint in freestyle. Crowell zoomed to the 50-yard freestyle, while a 1:59.63 (first) over team- Malcolm Edgar was secmate Ben White (second). A ond. Husted also won the few events later, the senior 100-yard butterfly, nipping posted a season-low 57.43 in out Brendan Davidson, who the 100-yard backstroke to got his blue ribbon in the edge out White once again. 200-yard individual medley The senior also led off (2:35.75) with Duncan EdBy candida BrusH clipper contriButor
Boy swimmers remain flawless
Lady Dragons still perfect
The Duxbury girls splashed their way to two more victories against Silver Lake (56-37) and Quincy (5743) earlier this month with the outcomes never in doubt. Freshman Ellie Johnson led the way, taking top honors in the 500-yard freestyle (5:42.53) and qualifying for the state championships, while Krista Librett was third. Johnson also made a second State cut in the 100-yard backstroke. The rookie battled to a photo finish against senior cocaptain Kaitlin Buckley, who took first by 5/100 (1:06.03) and also qualified for State championships. Diver Sam Tougas continues to dazzle the crowds, as she scored 157.50 to win the competition, while Meagan MacKinnon was second with a season-high 112.65. Avery Riddle won the 200yard individual medley with a personal best 2:28.87, and Ally Wolfe finished fourth. Riddle also won the 100yard freestyle, topping Emily Hutchinson, who rebounded in the next event sprinting to a 28.12 win over Laura Husted in the 50- yard freestyle. Alex Brady flew to a firstplace finish in 1:15 in the
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gar taking second. In other action, Su won the 100-yard freestyle, while Mike Griffin won the battle for second. Connolly motored to a win in the 500-yard freestyle over teammate Mike Tonaszuck, while Ben Zelvis touched first in the 100-yard breaststroke and Malcolm Edgar was second. Connolly, Tonaszuck, Su and Husted won the 400-yard freestyle relay easily. Silver Lake put up a fight in the first event (200-yard medley relay), but Duxbury’s A and B relays were too tough.
Ally Wolfe in the 100-yard IM.
boys Track Results at Reggie Lewis Center
Duxbury 58 Duxbury 79 Silver Lake 42 Quincy/N.Quincy 21 55m Hurdles Shane Mackey 1st vs SL & NQ 9.03 Matt Schneiderhan 3rd vs NQ 4x200m 1st vs SL & NQ 1:41.7 Martin, Murphy, Kangos and Don Webber 4x400m 1st vs NQ 3:56.8 Kimball, Hemingway, McKinley & Steve Kearney Shot Put Matt Schneiderhan Colman Duggan High Jump Jeff Blout John Hemingway Austin Waltz Long Jump Jeff Blout Adam Martin 2nd/SL & 1st/NQ 36” 2” 3rd vs NQ 33”9” (PB)
PB = Personal Best 55m Bobby Murphy Adam Martin 300m Nick Kangos Don Webber 1st/SL & NQ 7.04 2nd/SL & 3rd/NQ 7.20 3rd/SL & 2nd/NQ 40.6 3rd vs NQ 41.2
600m Ben Kimball 3rd/SL & 1st/NQ 1:35.3 John Hemingway 2nd vs NQ 1:38.8 1000m Greg Bray Jason Angell 1st vs SL & NQ 2:48.9 2nd vs SL & NQ 2:52.7
100-yard butterfly, with Casey Walker taking third. Sarah Goldberg motored to an easy win in the 200-yard freestyle, as Haley Chatlin was second. Kassie Sweeney and Katelyn Coghlan finished one-two in the 100-yard breaststroke. Buckley, Sweeney, Brady and Husted cruised to finish first in the 200-yard medley relay, while Buckley, Librett, Sweeney and Husted won the 200-yard freestyle relay by a pool length. The 400-yard freestyle relay featured Goldberg, Riddle, Johnson and Hutchinson, who won over teammates Lindsey Jordan, Emilie Wojciechowski, Wolff and Lindsey Cobb. Against Quincy, the Lady Dragons were just as tough, winning 57-43. Once again, Duxbury won all three relays and seven individual events.
One-mile Jon McKinley 1st vs SL & NQ 4:39.7 Greg Bray 3rd/SL & 2nd/NQ 4:49.0 Both times State qualifiers 2-mile Billy Jewell 1st vs SL & NQ 10:42.2 vs SL & NQ 10:46.8
1st vs SL & NQ 5’5” 2nd vs SL & NQ 5”3” 3rd vs SL & NQ 5”1” 2nd/SL & st NQ 17”7” 3rd vs SL & NQ 16”8”
Lucas Wojciechowski 2nd
Avery Riddle wins the 200-yard individual medley.
MSTCA Division III State Relays at Reggie Lewis Center
Sprint Relays – 19th out of 37 Jason Angell Matt Schneiderhan Nick Kangos John Hemingway Distance Medley – 7th out of 25 Billy Jewell Ben Kimball Greg Bray
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Oceanfront Summer Rental Duxbury Beach. Beautiful 4 BR, 2 bath home. Spectacular ocean views from multi decks. Fully furnished, fully appointed including washer, dryer, cable, wireless internet, grill and beach chairs. No pets, no smoking. Call Jim for terms, 508-651-2740. White Mountain Getaway White Mountain getaway. Lakefront 4-season cabin; two hours from Boston, one mile from slopes. Ski, tube, sled, ice fish, skate. Excellent restaurants and shopping in North Conway. Sleeps 10. From $250/night. Call 781-934-6340. Summer Rental Wanted Former Duxbury family of four (with two house broken/well behaved pets) looking to rent for the month of July. Close to waterfront would be ideal. email@example.com or 508-380-5542. References available. House for Rent Plymouth - Four rooms, one BR carriage house, estate setting, just minutes to ocean beach. Hardwood and tile, fenced yard, pets on approval. Washer, dryer, trash removal. $1250/mo. includes most utilities. First, last and security. 508-224-3929. Southern Island Paradise Experience private island vacationing on beautiful Kiawah Island, SC. A spectacular beach, 5 championship golf courses, 2 tennis villages, fine dining and more...2 BR condo with picturesque views of lake and island wildlife. Across the street from the beach. Available year round by calling 781-585-6203 or 781-331-5654. Buildable Land/Houselot Wanted Professional homebuilder looking for buildable land or house lot in Duxbury. Cash paid, 30 day closing. Quality construction. Will build traditional home in keeping with surrounding homes and landscape. Please call 508-243-7778. Year-Round 2 BR Halls Corner. Includes heat, light, washer/dryer, storage, snow removal. $1500/mo. Call Bay Hill Realty, 508-783-8447. Great Space Prime office space in Kingston, 750 square feet, clean, bright, parking, and visibility. Price very negotiable. Call Judy 781-585-0008. Year Round Rental Five plus bedrooms, four baths. In pristine condition (family room, great room etc.) on private lane on Blue Fish River with deeded water access. One of Duxbury’s most desirable locations. Furnished or unfurnished, $5500 plus utilities. 617-480-4809 or 617-916-9314. 2 BR Duxbury Cottage Antique, small 2 bedroom cottage on Washington Street between Snug Harbor and Blue Fish River. Big lawn, water access, new washer/dryer. Reduced to $1500 plus utilities. First and last, available now, length of lease negotiable. Call 781-934-7845.
NH Vacation Rental Four season, five bedroom home, close to ski areas, indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, fitness room, lake, tennis, basketball, game room, fully equipped. 781-837-5840 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Bayberry Inn Overlooking Plymouth Bay. Make a difference. Private independent or assisted living available. Please call for details, 508-830-1897. www.bayberrybb.com Duxbury Office Space First floor office space available 33 Enterprise St. Call 781-934-5900 office. Halifax 1 BR House Walk to the lakes. Washer, dryer, refrigerator and AC. $600 plus utilities. References and security deposit required. No pets. Call 781-582-6299. Berkshires Vacation Rental 2 BRs, 2 bath on 223 acre estate. Fully furnished. Kitchen, living room w/double sleep sofa; fireplace, indoor pool, X-country skiing, and nearby downhill skiing and walking trails. Historic Lenox, MA. Available week of 3/26-4/2. Reasonable rates. pondsatfoxhollow.com Call 781-585-3431. Duxbury 2 BR 2nd Floor Apt. Beautiful, sunny, spacious 2 bedroom available, 33 Enterprise St. Call 781-934-5900.
Power Wheelchair Model Action Power 9000. $700. Please call 781-447-5766.
Complete Kids’ Bedroom Set Bunk beds with mattresses, desk, two bureaus and mirror. Like new. Originally $2,500+. asking $1,000. Wooden kitchen table and 2 benches, $50. Wooden entertainment center, $100. Call 781-934-0978.
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John Gallagher Interior, exterior painting and carpentry. Duxbury. Over 20 years of experience. Reasonable rates. Call John, 617-697-6451 (cell).
Kitchen Table and Chairs Solid birch table top on decorative steel pewter base with four solid birch matching chairs. Your price, $280; Jordan’s Furniture price, $1150. Good shape. Emailed photo available upon request. Call 617-875-1990. Replacement Windows Brand new replacement windows still in the crate. Purchased at Horner Mill Work in Pembroke. Call 508-747-0094. Exquisite Antique Sofa 82” walnut Victorian Setee. Newly upholstered in cream on cream damask. Asking $900. Excellent condition. Also, Seven piece living room. Washed pine. 80H” lighted display cabinet, 80H” TV/stereo cabinet, 48” square coffee table, end table, sofa, loveseat, and window treatments. Paid $7800, asking $1300. All in excellent condition. Call 781-826-2587.
Dollhouses For Sale Various prices. Call Bob, 781-293-5153.
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Entertainment Center Hooker solid maple entertainment center. Excellent condition. 57(l) x 54"(h) x 22(d) overall dimensions with 28" x 28" area for TV, plus shelving for media equipment, and two lower drawers. $300. 781-934-0241. Bennett’s Is Hiring FT/PT 18 years plus. Cashiers and counter help. Must be bright, happy, reliable, and flexible. Steady employment history with references from previous employers. Apply in person. 136 Tremont Street, Duxbury.
Dump Runs Specializing in cleanouts of basements, garages, attics, yard debris, and odds and ends. We also specialize in carpentry, painting, gutter work, and window washing. Best prices, free estimates. Please call or leave a message for Mike, 781-789-3612. Denia Cleaning Service 50% off first visit. Doing the best for you. Available for residential and commercial. Offering affordable weekly, bi-weekly and monthly rates. Reliable, careful, and honest attention to detail. Excellent references, call 781-664-7238. Absolute Removal No job too small. Junk removal, basement cleanouts - attic - shed etc. Snowplowing. Fast and reliable service 7 days a week. Free estimates. Call 781-588-4036 or e-mail email@example.com I Can Save You Money Experienced local carpenter available for all aspects of construction, dump runs, as well as other odd jobs. Free estimates. Excellent references. Call Josh, 781-706-9487. (Also, looking for FT/PT work, if you’re hiring).
Surprise Your Student Musician Yamaha YSL-354 standard brass trombone. Like new and in mint condition. Includes case, mouthpiece, slide lubricant and cleaning rag. Retails new on Amazon for over $900, asking $400. Call 781-934-1505. Oriental Rug Sale Jan. 20-Jan. 31. Huge inventory reduction sale. We are slashing the prices on all handmade Oriental Iranian rugs 40-75%. Room size, staircase, runners, area rugs. Heriz, Sarouk, Joshagon, Tabriz to name a few. Handwashing, expert repairs on rugs & tapestries, refringing, reweaving & overcasting. Oriental Express Iranian Oriental Rugs, 45 Depot Street, Duxbury. 781-934-5100, 781-640-5100.
Chubby Coal Stove Holds 25 lbs., 10 hour burn or log 15” L x 5” diameter. Includes accessories. $295. Call 781-447-5916.
Loon Mt. Ski Condo Beautiful 4 bedroom condo directly across from Loon Mt. with great views and on shuttle bus route. Ski locker at mountain included. Available Feb. Vacation. firstname.lastname@example.org for photos and rates. 781-929-1135 Steve Office Space for Rent Duxbury, Millbrook area. Second floor, 300 sq. ft. Call 781-934-0809.
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Tutors Certified teacher with Masters in Education and Organizational Skills and experienced physicist available. Remediate, Review and Advance. Classroom, ESL, business and tutoring experience. Individualized attention with study skills, reading, writing, science, Algebra, Calculus and Physics. Support with SAT, college admissions. 508-830-0305. Firewood Cut and split 14”-16” lengths. Call Nessralla’s Farms in Marshfield, 781-834-2833, or go to our website www.nessrallas.com. Handyman Services Big jobs, small jobs, odd jobs. Experienced in carpentry, painting, electric, and plumbing. Organizing garages, basements, attics, and workshops. Storm doors, deck and home repairs. Dump runs. Positive attitude, easy to talk to. Call Rick Shea. 774-454-7548, 508-224-9036. Piano Tuning Martin Snow, RPT, Craftsman Member Piano Technicians Guild, plus complete piano rebuilding service, sales. 781-837-6531. www.martinsnowpianos.com. Just Small Jobs Skilled craftsman solves your repair needs. Call Jim at (339) 832-0244. Bettencourt’s Walls & Ceilings Painting, drywall finishing, sheet-rocking, water damage, wallpaper stripping. Specializing in interior work. Skim coating over horse hair plaster and textured ceilings a specialty. 25 years experience. Call Steve, 508-833-0546 or 617-922-0944 (cell). Have Truck! College students have truck and will help move or dispose of household items. Need help cleaning out basement, attic, garage, bedroom? How about dump runs, stacking wood, cleaning yard or interior painting? Call Shawn. 339-933-0804, 781-934-9449. C&M Painting Duxbury Interior painting. No job too small. Call Conor, 781-834-9709. DuxburyComputers.com Get expert computer help and advice. Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist and QuickBooks Pro Advisor in Duxbury. Why pay more for geeks? 781-934-9800. Excel Resumes Start the new year with a new resume. Confidential and professional guidance with first job, returning to work, updates, and career change resumes. Laser printing of cover letters and resumes available. Free consultation. Please call 781-934-5825. Summertime Nanny College junior looking to nanny this summer. Lots of experience with children of all ages. Able to drive. References available upon request. Will be home early May-late August. Please call Cassie, 781-424-5948. Reliable Cleaning Services Hard working, reliable, with an eye for details. Duxbury references. 774-454-3121
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Fishing Charters Outstanding charters for striped bass & blues. Offshore tuna. Freshwater canoe trips for trout, smallmouth, largemouth bass. Bird watching excursions. Clamming trips. Flycasting lessons. Scenic bay tours. Gift Certificates. Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN Guide Service, Inc. 781-934-2838 www.baymenoutfitters.com House Sitting Don't leave your house unattended while away on business or vacation. I will take care of heat, lights, mail, newspapers, alarms, trash, recycling, vehicle warmup, pets. References available. Fran 781-878-4832. Fran516c@aol.com 50% Off Interior painting booked before March 1. Specializing in interior/exterior painting, power washing, gutters, carpentry, dump runs, and window washing. Free estimates, best prices guaranteed. Fast and reliable service. Please call Mike, 781-789-3612. Ceramic Tile Installation Kitchens, baths, new remodel installations, tub and shower wall repairs. Residential, commercial. Free estimates. 30 years experience. John, 781-727-0207. Experienced Painter Thirty years experience. Average size ceilings, $90; 10’x12’ room, $200. Wallpapering and custom finishes. Senior discounts. Interior and exterior painting. Excellent references and free estimates. Call Matt, 508-746-8115. Gutter and Yard Cleanup We specialize in raking and removing leaves, small trees, branches and yard debris. Any and all junk removed, inside and out. We also clean gutters, install gutter guards, and wash windows. Please call Mike at 781-789-3612. Window And Gutter Cleaning Let local firefighters brighten your day! Residential and storefront. Pressure washing - house, patio, deck, etc. Free gutter cleaning with every full house window job. Reasonable rates. References available. Fully insured. Keith McWalter. 781-340-5183 or cell-781-690-2000. Guitar/Bass/Voice/Piano Music lessons. Offered by long-time professional musician/full-time bandleader with Bachelor of Music; former teacher at South Shore Conservatory. Beginners and experienced players of other instruments welcome. Play songs, learn improvisation, ear-training, and reading music in Duxbury village location. Call Mark, 781-934-7716. E-mail: email@example.com. Housekeeping in Duxbury Residential cleaning. Safe, secure, reliable, and cleanliness is priority. Only two time sots available to fulfill your home cleaning needs. I am the one person you need to call. Your home will look great and smell terrific! Excellent Duxbury references provided. Call Cindy: cell# 508-574-8330.
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Snow Blower...Drives, Walks We snow blow your driveway and walks for a clean, crisp look, no plow mounds. Only $45, up to a four car driveway. www.teetimelandscaping.com. A small, family yardcare service. Call Tommy, 508-889-3010. Home Improvement Semi-retired remodeler with 25 plus years experience. Design and build. Bath, kitchen, tiling, family room etc. Your problems, our solution. Call Larry McCarthy, 508-746-7829. Clarke Construction Co. Snowplowing, roofing, siding, framing, decks, doors, windows, kitchens and baths, hardwood, tile and linoleum, custom carpentry, stairs moldings, etc. Full service home improvement contractor. Licensed and insured, HIC#148350. Call today for free estimate, 617-678-9313.
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Loving Elder Care I will lovingly care for your loved one in their own home, in their familiar surroundings. Over 40 years experience, excellent references. Please call Patricia, 508-272-5981. Best Firewood In Town Get your wood before the deep freeze. Fully seasoned hardwood; oak, maple and cherry. Cut and split. Free local delivery. $325/cord. Call 781-585-2261. Piano/Keyboard Lessons There’s no better time than today! Just for fun or improve your skills. Solid foundation for all other instruments. BA and 20+ years experience. All ages. Duxbury. Linda Robinson, 781-789-6140. Wallpapering/Interior Painting Ceiling, walls, woodwork, drywall repairs, touch-ups, cleanouts done at low, reasonable prices. Free estimates. Call Debbie, 781-585-8043. Snowbirds To Florida South Shore based company providing auto transport service to Florida and nationwide. Great rates and reliable, safe door-to-door transport. Call DWO Auto Transport Services, 954-648-3677. Mention ad for $25 discount. Michael’s Windows & Gutter Cleaning A local service. Windows start at $5 each. Also, repair loose and leaking gutters, and can install gutter screens. Also, repair window and door screens. (A great gift idea!) I answer my phone. Cell 508-523-9927. A1 Top to Bottom Housecleaning Weekly – bi-weekly – monthly. One-time cleanings our specialty. Over 10 yrs. experience. Duxbury refs. Michelle (508) 291-1864.
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2007 Honda Civic LX Silver, New condition, 25,600 miles with full manufacturer's warranty. Low miles. $14,995. Call 339-832-1893.
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Ana Paula Cleaning Services Residential and commercial. Reasonable rates, Please call Ana Paula, 781-936-8219 or 617-312-1837 (cell). Skilled Childcare Provider I have seven years of childcare experience. I love kids and animals. I have my own car. I’m looking for a part-time nannying job. Very reliable. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for resume and references, or call Kati, 781-915-4182. Expert Tutor Winter-Spring 2010 SAT prep: Individual and/or small group study and practice for critical thinking, reading comprehension and persuasive essay writing skills development. Also, college essay preparation and AP history and English tutorials. Dr. Maurice B. Conway, Ph.D., 781-834-8790. The Paint Saint Professional interior/exterior painting, gutter cleaning, power washing and window washing. Best prices and service always with a smile. Will paint your home like it was our own. Call Andrew for your free estimate. 781-264-3628. House Cleaning Home and/or office cleaning. Many years of experience. References available. Free estimates. Call 508-746-0764 or 781-336-3533. Carpentry & Handyman Service Thirty years experience in carpentry, cabinet making, remodeling. I can do carpentry, painting, drywall, minor electric plumbing, honey do lists, repairs, trouble shooting. No job too small. $45/hour. Free estimates. Call James 781-964-6439.
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 4X4 Excellent condition, Black. 156k highway miles. Remote starter, Neoprene seat covers, Hella fog lights, Safari bar, moon roof, rain deflectors. Great stereo mp3/cd player, JL amp subwoofers, iPOD adapter. Asking $5200. Call 617-967-0303.
25’ Cape Dory Very good condition. Many extras: two sets of sails, Nissan long shaft motor (30 hours of use), new depth sounder, roller reefing, head and holding tank, dodger, and much more. Also a small dinghy. Priced to sell, $4500. 781-837-2591.
2000 VW Cabrio Convertible GL Excellent condition, 73,500 miles. Dark green exterior with dark green top, tan leather interior, air cond., power windows, power locks, alloy wheels, 4-speed automatic, stereo with cassette tape. $5,000 or best offer. Call for details, 781-582-1325.
Boat For Sale 22' Mako, 130 HP Honda, GPS, FF. In the water in Duxbury, can use for rest of summer. $5,900 or BO. 781-934-7567
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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'Plan of Land, Turkey Ridge Park, Duxbury, Mass., Section 111, Property of Bolas Realty Trust,' dated October 22, 1969, Robert G. McGlone, Surveyor, said plan being duly recorded with said Deeds in Plan Book 15, page 745, said lot being bounded and described as follows: Southeasterly by Bianca Road, 220.00 feet; Southwesterly by Lot 20, as shown on said plan, 200.00 feet; Northwesterly by land of Roger A. & Jeanette Arnold, et al, 220.00 feet; and Northeasterly by Lot 24, as Shown on said plan, 200.00 feet For mortgagor's(s') title see deed recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 32122, Page 323. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS PURCHASER OF LOANS AND OTHER ASSETS OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FORMERLY KNOWN AS WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA (THE ''SAVINGS BANK'') FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT
Sailboat for Sale 30’ blue water sailboat built in Germany, center cockpit with aft cabin, sleeps 5, 1980, LOA 30', beam 10', draft 5'6", 20 HP diesel, forced air heating system, location Plymouth harbor, mooring avail. for '09. $22,500 201-314-7637
36’ Sabre “Spartina” 1986. Excellent condition, fully equipped. Great boat for cruising couple or family. Roller furling main and genoa. Full electronics (radar, GPS chart plotter, autopilot...) power windlass, ESPAR hot air heating system etc. Price sharply reduced, $69,500. 781-934-6730.
2000 Honda Magna Black. Only 300 miles on it. 750cc engine. Looks brand new. Paid $8000. Loud muffler, cover and original muffler included in reduced price of $3499. Call Quan, 781-985-0363 (cell) or 781-447-7227 (work) for more information.
Pathfinder - $12,500 19’ 2001 Pathfinder center console (white) with outboard drive. Beam: 7’8”. Yamaha 90hp (outboard gas) with stainless steel propeller. Fishfinder, depth sounder, live well. Outboard power trim and tilt. Insulated fish box. Call 781-934-7069. 2004 Toyota Prius Silver. Great car, great gas mileage. AM/FM, CD. Power locks, windows, doors. Very good condition. Extremely reliable. 158K miles. $10,300. Call Mike, 781-837-0365.
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium sedan. Fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. Power everything, Premium sound system, multi disc cd, moonroof, leather seats, ABS, tires in good condition. One owner, well maintained, 130,000 miles. $3,790. 781-834-4216.
2004 Armada 4WD SE SUV This off-road SUV with third row has been well maintained, has a clean and clear title, just one owner and runs perfectly. 63,467 miles, green exterior and gray leather interior. Asking $15,999. Call 781-934-1552.
2005 Nissan Quest 3.5SE Van Mint condition. 39,000 miles. Power everything, full airbag system, traction control, electronic stability control, ABS, Bose sound system, skylight roof, power moonroof, driver seat memory, much more. Asking $13,900. KBB value $18,200. Call Tom, 781-837-6053.
Fishing Kayak 2008 Ocean Kayak Trident 15 with rod pod, sonar shield, Comfort Plus seat back, etc. Perfect for fishing on the bay. Like new. $850 OBO. Call 781-452-7040.
2004 Ford Taurus SES Sedan. 6 cyl, 5 passenger, 4 door. Silver w/ dark grey cloth interior. Power windows, seats and doors. CD player. Very good condition. 99,000 miles. $3995. Call Emily A. Dewire, 508-224-2041. Trailer - Like New Shorelander SLR14TL. Used 07 only. Can have rollers or bunks. Your choice. $975 or BO. Email email@example.com or call 781-585-3234.
2002 Hydra-Sports CC 2002 Hydra-Sports with 150 Johnson engine. Full electronics, runs great. A lot of room for a 21. Priced to sell, $16,500. 401-640-4370. 1998 Saturn 2-Door Black, only 135k miles. Brand new inspection sticker, wipers, and oil change. $1200 or B.O. Great for student. Call 781-585-6913. 2003 Honda Accord Coupe Red 2003 Honda Accord coupe. Only 63,000 miles. Perfect condition. Every option. Asking $11,500. Call 781-294-4750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Maureen B. Coakley and Kevin M. Coakley to Washington Mutual Bank, FA, dated June 22, 2007 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 34736, Page 313, of which mortgage JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as purchaser of loans and other assets of Washington Mutual Bank, formerly known as Washington Mutual Bank, FA (the ''Savings Bank'') from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, acting as receiver for the Savings Bank and pursuant to its authority under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. section 1821(d). is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 1:00 p.m. on February 10, 2010, on the mortgaged premises located at 96 Bianca Road, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: A certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon situated in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, being shown as Lot 22 on plan entitled
22’ Grady White 1999 Fisherman w/225 Yamaha engine. Low miles. Great condition. T top with full electronics. $30,000. Call 781-934-2671. 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL Gold ext, 4-door, auto, sun/moon roof, A/C, tan leather int. w/heated front bucket seats, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls. Power locks, mirrors, seats, and windows. Tilt steering, fully loaded. 115k miles. Looks and runs great. $3500/BO. 781-826-4075 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unltd Sahara 4x4. Steel blue metallic/gray interior. Automatic, A/C, remote start, dual tops, power windows/locks, sound system, Sirius satellite radio, IPOD adapter, trailer hitch, foglamps, halogen headlamps, Supplemental front seat side airbags. 28,500 miles. Rides great. Detailed every 6 months. Jeepgirl7710@yahoo.com
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INSURANCE CORPORATION, ACTING AS RECEIVER FOR THE SAVINGS BANK AND PURSUANT TO ITS AUTHORITY UNDER THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE ACT, 12 U.S.C. SECTION 1821(D). Present mortgage holder of said
180-086-000 of the Duxbury Assessors’ Map, consists of .978 acres and is zoned for Residential compatibility, Wetlands Protection, Waterfront Scenic Area Overlay District and is owned by Stephen and Erin McCarthy, 2 King Caesar Road, Duxbury, MA 02332. The applicant proposes to demolish an existing pier consisting of a 2.5’ x 322’ walkway, 3’ x 10’ gangway and a 12.5’ x 15’ float and replace it with a new pier consisting of a 3.5’ x 6’ ramp, 3.5’ x 302’ walkway, a 6’ x 8’ platform, a 3’ x 14’ gangway and a 10’ x 20’ float. A Special Permit is required. The application may be viewed in the Inspectional Services Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. The Board of Appeals will accept written comments on this application. Dennis A. Murphy, Chair Board of Appeals Adv: 01/13/10-01/20/10 Case: #09-17
Dennis A. Murphy, Chair Board of Appeals Adv:1/13/10–1/20/10 Case #09-18
Compatibility and is owned by Nancy R. Herndon TT, Herndon Realty Trust, 23 Friendship Lane, Duxbury, MA 02331. The applicant proposes to demolish and rebuild a pre-existing, nonconforming, two story structure. A Special Permit is required. The application may be viewed in the Inspectional Services Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. The Board of Appeals will accept written comments on this application. Dennis A. Murphy, Chair Board of Appeals Adv: 01/13/10–01/20/10 Case #09-16
AND REPASS OVER THE CARTWAY APPROXIMATELY SHOWN ON SAID PLAN TO AND FROM SAID WELL, AS SET FORTH IN A DEED GIVEN BY GEORGE T. RANDALL, ADMR. TO MARTHA H. RANDALL DATED MARCH 4, 1921, RECORDED WITH THE PLYMOUTH REGISTRY, BOOK. 1380, PAGE 599. For mortgagor's title see deed registered with Plymouth County Registry District of the Land Court as Document No. 167165, as noted on Certificate of Title No. 55495. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Present holder of said mortgage By its Attorneys, HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500
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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT
Case No. 09 MISC 413425 To: Teresa J. May and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: GMAC Mortgage, LLC claiming to be the holder of mortgage covering real property in Duxbury, numbered 12 Clark Drive given by Teresa J. May to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated February 22, 2007, Recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 34169, Page 214, and now held by plaintiff by assignment has filed with said court a complaint for authority to foreclose said mortgage in the manner following: by entry and possession and exercise of power of sale. If you are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and you object to such foreclosure you or your attorney should file a written appearance and answer in said court at Boston on or before February 15, 2010 or you may be forever barred from claiming that such foreclosure is invalid under said act. Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER Chief Justice of said Court on December 31, 2009 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson, Recorder (618.0639)(1/20/2010)
By its Attorneys, HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
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THE TRIAL COURT PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT
PLYMOUTH Division Docket No. PL10C0002CA In the Matter of: Kristin Louise Anderson of: Duxbury, MA NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME To all persons interested in petition described: A petition has been presented by Kristin L. Anderson requesting that: Kristin Louise Anderson be allowed to change his/her/their name as follows: Kristin Anderson Emerson. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT: PLYMOUTH ON OR BEFORE TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON 2/10/2010. WITNESS, Hon. Catherine P. Sabaitis, First Justice of this Court. Date: January 13, 2010 Robert E. McCarthy Register of Probate
NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Karen A. Foley and Joseph W. Foley to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated March 1, 2005 and registered with the Plymouth County Registry District of the Land Court as Document No.581981 as noted on Certificate of Title No. 55495, of which mortgage BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 12:00 p.m. on February 12, 2010, on the mortgaged premises located at 217 Keene Street, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: THE BUILDINGS THEREON, BEING SHOWN AS LOT 2 ON LAND COURT PLAN 28188-A FILED WITH CERTIFICATE OF TITLE 26846 WITH THE PLYMOUTH REGISTRY DISTRICT. SAID LOT 2 BEING BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: NORTHWESTERLY: BY THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF KEENE STREET, 236.89 FEET; SOUTHERLY: BY A WAY AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAN, 466.72 FEET; SOUTHEASTERLY: BY LOT 3 AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAN, 242.27 FEET; NORTHEASTERLY: BY LOT 1 AS SHOWN ON SAID PLAN, 455.50 FEET; SAID LOT 2 IS SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT RESERVED TO DRAW WATER FROM A WELL AND THE RIGHT TO PASS
TOWN OF DUXBURY BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, Mural Room, on January 28, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. to consider the application of Alfred W. Holmes for a special permit under Articles 400 and 900, Sections 401.2, 410.4, 906.2 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The project is located at 40 Alden Street, Parcel No. 170-407-107 of the Duxbury Assessors ’ Map, consists of .26 acres, is zoned for Residential Compatibility and is owned by Alfred W. Holmes, the EloistsInc., P.O. Drawer O, Duxbury, MA 02332. The applicant proposes to demo existing 10’ x 11’ sunroom and replace with a 10’ x 14’ addition to a pre-existing, nonconforming structure increasing the building coverage from 15.67% to 16.09%. Any increase in the building coverage beyond the 15% allowed in a residential compatibility zone requires a Special Permit. The application may be viewed in the Inspectional Services Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. or by appointment. The Board of Appeals will accept written comments on this application.
TOWN OF DUXBURY BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, Mural Room, on January 28, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. to consider the application of Nancy R. Herndon for a special permit under Articles 400 and 900, Sections 906.2 , 401.2 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The project is located at 34 Friendship Lane, Parcel No. 192-185-000 of the Duxbury Assessors’ Map, consists of 14,470 square feet, is zoned for Residential
TOWN OF DUXBURY BOARD OF APPEALS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Town Hall, Mural Room on January 28, 2010 at 7:45p.m. to consider the application of Stephen and Erin McCarthy for a special permit under Articles 400 and 900, sections 402, 404, 404.6, 404.20, 404.30, 404.50, 906.2 of the Duxbury Protective Bylaw. The project is located at 2 King Caesar Road, Parcel No.
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Abigail R. Forrest to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated November 10, 2006 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 33683, Page 278, of which mortgage U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RFMSI 2006S12 is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 12:00 p.m. on February 12, 2010, on the mortgaged premises located at 195 Standish Street, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: A certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon situated on the Easterly side of Standish Street and the Southerly side of Marshall Street, in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a stake on the Southerly side of Marshall Street at the Northwest corner of the land now or formerly of Howard D. Brewer; thence running by said Brewer's land, South 4°28' West, 244.74 feet, by a fence to a stake for a corner; thence turning and running by land now or formerly of E. Gallagher, North 89° 18' West, 182 feet by a fence and concrete wall to the Easterly side of Standish Street; thence turning and running by the Easterly side of Standish Street by a wall or bank North 1° 56' West, 169.92 feet to the end of the wall; thence continuing by said Standish Street North 1°10' East 106.65 feet to Marshall Street; thence turning and running by the Southerly side of said Marshall Street the
following two courses and distances, to wit, South 82° 35' East 81.47 feet and South 79° 03'30' East 126.14 feet to the point of beginning. The above described premises are shown on a plan entitled 'Plan of Land in Duxbury, surveyed for Charles S. Clark et ali, Scale 80' to an inch. March 15, 1927, Hayvvard & Hayward, Surveyors, Brockton, Mass', recorded with Plymouth Registry of Deeds, plan book 7, Plan 257. For title see Plymouth Registry of Deeds Book 4098, Page 565. For mortgagor's(s') title see deed recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 4098, Page 565. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Fifteen Thousand ($15,000.00) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication.
Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RFMSI 2006S12 Present holder of said mortgage By its Attorneys HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617)558-0500
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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Brian J. Miller to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., dated February 1, 2007 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 34078, Page 308, of which mortgage Chase Home Finance LLC is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 9:00 a.m. on February 5, 2010, on the mortgaged premises located at 42 Mullins Avenue, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: A certain parcel of land, with the buildings thereon, in the Town of Duxbury, County of Plymouth, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, numbered as Lot 138 on a Plan of Lots at Myles Standish Park made by H.A. Hancox, C.E. in November, 1897, and filed in the Office of the Registrar of Deeds in Plymouth, in said Plymouth County in a Book of Plans, containing 9,800 square feet of land and being a portion of the land conveyed to Elizabeth A.D. Foote by the Westborough
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Savings Bank of Westboro, Massachusetts by deed dated CHASE October 12, 1897 and HOME recorded in said Plymouth FINANCE LLC County Registry of Deeds, Present holder of said October 15, 1897 in Book mortgage 749, Page 246,247, and 248. Subject to a Taking by the By its Attorneys, Town of Duxbury as recorded in said Plymouth Deeds, HARMON LAW Book 2772, Page 144, shown OFFICES, P.C. on a plan entitled 'Layout of 150 California Street Mullins Avenue' by R.B. Newton, MA 02458 Delano, C.E. dated March 1, (617) 558-0500 1960. 200906-1005 - RED For mortgagor's(s') title see deed recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in NOTICE OF Book 17836, Page 167. MORTGAGEE'S These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to SALE OF and with the benefit of all REAL ESTATE rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, By virtue and in execution covenants, liens or claims in of the Power of Sale the nature of liens, improvements, public contained in a certain assessments, any and all mortgage given by Edward L. unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax Shugrue and Rosamond P. to Mortgage liens, water and sewer liens Shugrue Electronic Registration and any other municipal assessments or liens or System, Inc., dated April 2, existing encumbrances of 2007 and recorded with the record which are in force and Plymouth County Registry of are applicable, having priority Deeds at Book 34355, Page over said mortgage, whether 199, of which mortgage or not reference to such GMAC Mortgage, LLC is the restrictions, easements, present holder, for breach of improvements, liens or the conditions of said encumbrances is made in the mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will deed. be sold at Public Auction at TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five 2:00 p.m. on February 17, Thousand ($5,000.00 ) 2010, on the mortgaged Dollars by certified or bank premises located at 80 Parks check will be required to be Street, Unit 8R, Bay Farm Duxbury, paid by the purchaser at the Condominium, Plymouth County, time and place of sale. The Massachusetts, all and balance is to be paid by the premises certified or bank check at singular described in said mortgage, Harmon Law Offices, P.C., TO WIT: 150 California Street, The premises in the Bay Newton, Massachusetts Farm Condominium I-A in 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts 02461-0389, Massachusetts, created by within thirty (30) days from Master Deed dated July 19, the date of sale. Deed will be 1983 and recorded on January provided to purchaser for 6, 1984 with Plymouth recording upon receipt in full County Registry of Deeds, of the purchase price. The Book 5547, Page 69, to wit: description of the premises Unit No. 8 in building 'R', the contained in said mortgage address of which is 80 Parks Duxbury, shall control in the event of an Street, Massachusetts 02332 together error in this publication. with the undivided percentage Other terms, if any, to be interest appertaining to said Unit in the common areas and announced at the sale. facilities of said Condominium, and together with the rights and easements appurtenant to said unit as set forth in said Master Deed. Recorded with said Registry of Deeds are copies of portions of the plans attached to said Master Deed bearing the verified statement of a registered surveyor cerifying that they show the unit designations of the Unit hereby conveyed and of immediately adjoining units, and that they fully and accurately depict the layout of the Unit hereby conveyed, its location, dimensions, approximate area, main
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entrance and immediate common areas to which it has access, as built. For mortgagor's(s') title see deed recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 24765, Page 213. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Present holder of said mortgage By its Attorneys, HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500
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Liberty Street, Brockton, Plymouth County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, said mortgage being dated June 12, 2008 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 36069, Page 304, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 12:00 P.M. on the 29th day of January, 2010 upon the mortgaged premises located at 100 Lincoln Street, Unit 6, Merry Village Condominium, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, all and singular being the premises described in said mortgage, to wit: A certain Condominium Unit (“Unit”) known as Unit No. 6 and also known as 100 Lincoln Street, Unit 6, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts being a Unit within a building (“Building”) included within the condominium known as Merry Village (“Condominium”), 100 Lincoln Street, Duxbury, Massachusetts established by the Grantor pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 183A, by Master Deed dated January 20, 2008 recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds on January 30, 2008 in Book 35551, Page 106 (“Master Deed”), which Unit is shown on the building plans (“Plans”) of the Building recorded simultaneously with the Master Deed, and which Unit is also shown on the unit plan recorded with the first unit deed, to which is affixed the verified statement of a registered land surveyor in the form required by Section 9 of Chapter 183A. The Unit is conveyed together with an undivided interest in the common areas and facilities (“Common Areas and Facilities”) of the Condominium described in the Master Deed, attributable to the Unit. The Unit is subject to and has the benefit of all rights, easements, agreements, interests, and provisions contained in the Master Deed, the Condominium Trust and the Rules and Regulations and By-Laws adopted pursuant to the provisions thereof as well as the provisions of Chapter 183A of the Massachusetts General Laws as the same may be amended from time to time. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens,
improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the Deed. For mortgagor’s title see deed recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 36069, Page 300. Said premises are to be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all mortgages, restrictions, easements, improvements, outstanding tax titles, municipal or other public taxes, assessments, federal and state tax liens, other liens and existing encumbrances of record created prior to the mortgage, if there be any, outstanding water and/or sewer charges, to covenants, rights, reservations, conditions and/or other enforceable encumbrances of record created prior to the mortgage, to all tenancies and/or rights of parties in possession, and to rights or claims in personal property installed by tenants, former tenants, or others now located upon the premises, and to rights or claims of others now located upon the premises, if any of the aforesaid there be. Said premises will also be sold subject to all laws and ordinances, including but not limited to zoning, applicable Massachusetts or local building and/or sanitary codes, and statutory requirements with respect to smoke detectors, lead paint, and rent control, as the same may be applicable. No representations, express or implied, are made with respect to any matter concerning the mortgaged premises, which shall be sold "as is". Together with all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. TERMS OF SALE: Five Thousand and No/100 ($5,000.00) Dollars in cash or certified or bank treasurer's or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser and the balance of the purchase price must be paid in cash, certified check, bank treasurer's or cashier's check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale and shall be deposited in escrow with Jack J. Mikels, Esq., Jack Mikels and Associates, LLP,
1 Batterymarch Park, Suite 309, Quincy, MA 02169. The deed shall be delivered within thirty (30) days of receipt of the balance of the purchase price, said receipt being the only condition of escrow. The successful bidder shall be required to sign a Memorandum of Sale containing the above terms at Auction Sale. OTHER TERMS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE SALE. Rockland Trust Company By its Attorney-In-Fact Jack J. Mikels Jack Mikels & Associates, LLP 1 Batterymarch Park, Suite 309 Quincy, MA 02169 (617) 472-5600 Paul E. Saperstein Co., Inc. 144 Centre Street Holbrook, MA 02343 (617) 227-6553 Auctioneer
47, one hundred sixty (160) feet; NORTHWESTERLY by Lots 48 and 49, three hundred thirty-eight and 15/100 (338.15) feet. Containing 45,945 square feet of land according to said plan. This conveyance is made subject to and with the benefit of the right to use the streets and ways as shown on said plan together with others entitled thereto for all purposes for which streets and ways are commonly used in the Town of Duxbury. This conveyance is subject to and with the benefit of any and all rights, restrictions and easements of record, if any there be, insofar as now in force and applicable. Being the same premises conveyed to the herein named mortgagor (s) by deed recorded with Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 21927, Page 271. The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer's check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer's check or other check satisfactory to the Mortgagee's attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE. Other terms if any, to be announced at the sale. Chase Home Finance LLC Present Holder of said Mortgage, By Its Attorneys, Orlans Moran PLLC P.O. Box 962169 Boston, MA 02196 Phone: (617) 502-4100 1/20/2010 1/27/2010 2/3/2010
MORTGAGEE'S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Robert S. Cline and Heather M. Stanford to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, dated November 15, 2002 and recorded with the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds at Book 23450, Page 255 of which the Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing same will be sold at Public Auction at 11:00 AM on February 11, 2010 at 54 Stagecoach Road, DUXBURY, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage, to wit: A certain parcel of land with the buildings thereon situated on the westerly side of Stagecoach Road in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, being shown as Lot 50 on a plan entitled "Section 2 Tree of Knowledge Estates, Duxbury, Mass." Dated September 13, 1966, John F. Caulfield, Surveyor, recorded Plymouth County Registry of Deeds as Plan No. 882 of 1966, bounded and described according to said plan as follows: EASTERLY by Stagecoach Road, two hundred fifty-eight and 89/100 (258.89) feet; SOUTHERLY by Lot 51, one hundred eighty-four and 69/100 (184.69) feet; SOUTHWESTERLY by Lot
MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE
By virtue and in execution of the POWER OF SALE contained in a certain mortgage given by Shannon Rae Thompson to Rockland Trust Company, a banking institution duly organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and having its usual place of business at 120
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Fourth Friday Film Series
The Duxbury Free Library’s next film in the Fourth Friday Film series, “Far From Heaven,” directed by Todd Haynes will screen on Friday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room, library lower level. Led by James Mandrell, library trustee and professor of film at Brandeis University, the series is designed for
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(USA 2002) dir. Todd Haynes. 107 mins. PG-13. A meticulous and loving recreation of a 1950s Hollywood melodrama in which the emotional and socio-political undercurrents are allowed free play. Finely calibrated performances by Julianne Moore and Dennis Haysbert allow Dennis Quaid to shine. Well-known area artist and craftsperson Marie Zaccagnini has scheduled several classes for February at The Art Complex Museum. Strictly Collage is for anyone who has always loved the idea of collage but felt too intimidated to try it as well as for those experienced. The class is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 4, from 7-9 p.m. The fee is $50. Byzantine is an idea starter for someone who is new to chain maille, a weaving technique using cop-
the over-18 crowd and meets every fourth Friday. Film screenings are preceded and followed by lively discussion led by Prof. Mandrell. Admission is free and refreshments are available. For further information, 781-934-2721 x100 or go to duxburyfreelibrary.org. Jan. 22: Far From Heaven
per. The class is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, from 7-9 p.m. Class fee is $50 plus $15 for materials. Make journals that are personal works of art in Altered Book Techniques on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The class fee for this five hour workshop is $110. Make a fun, padded Fabric Journal on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6-9 p.m. The class fee is $50. Registration is required at 781-934-6634.
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