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PAGE Z AUGUST ZOI 3 THE ASHFIELD NEWS The Ashfield News An all-volunteer, non-profit newspaper published monthly by: "[he Ashfield News, Inc. P.O. Box I8I, Ashfield MA oi33o 413.628.4753 EDITOR Robert Taft LAYOUT & DESIGN Robert Taft CONTRIBUTORS Alice Barrett Jeremy Eaton Bruce Goldstein Anne Judson Mariel Kinsey Phyllis Kirkpatrick Elisabeth Leete Anna Fessenden Juliette Meeus Bob Parati Nan Parati Phil Hess Don Robinson Cathy Stevens Jennifer Williams STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Kit Nylen ADVERTISING Robert Taft BOOKKEEPER Betty Christenson SUBSCRIPTIONS Anna Fessenden CIRCULATION Betty Christenson Chris Pike Marge Senecal Don Senecal FOR GENERAL INFORMATION, CALL The Editor, 413.628.4753 FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION, CALL Dawn Fessenden, 413.628.4436 AD RATES *6.50 per column inch ($5.5o with izx contract or $5.25 with izx prepaid contract) OUT-OF-TOWN YEARLY SUBSCRIPTIONS us: *I5 International: $25 E-MAIL ADDRESS ashfieldnews@mac.com Please send all ads, articles, and correspondence to that address. Willrun.coml 0C Support Call Herb Gelling 328-4614 ) (4 3) 625-944i (, or4vv, ?,T\\; ] WILDER t00LL ? a : i[" ' ,, .... 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Kelleher Ashfield News September Issue Deadline For Submissions Saturday, August 24 ashfieldnews@mac.com or robiotafl@yahoo.com FILMFEST 2013 CALL !:O100 ENTRIES BABY CECIL AND THE FILMFEST COMMITTEE INVITE YOU TO MAKE VOU OWN MOVIE, FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL ASHi:LD FILMFEST, THAT IS! THE DEADLINE IS AUGUST 31, AND WE'IE STILL SEEKING SUBMISSIONS OF SHOIT FILMS AND VIDEOS TO SCIEEN AT THI; TOWN HALL ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBEI 21, 2013. ENTRIES MUST BE 5 MINS OR LESS AND HAVE SOME CONNECTION TO ASHI:IELD; THI: PAST OR PRESENT, THE PLACE OR PEOPLE ANYONE CAN ENTER; ONE ENTRY PER PERSON SUBMIT A DATA FILl: (.HOV OR .M4V) ON A DVD OR THUMB DRIVE BV AUGUST 31. PLEASE VISIT ASHI:IELDI:ILMI:EST.ORG FOR CONTEST RULES, SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND MORE INI:ORMATION. AND REMI:MBI:R TO "LIKE" US ON FACEBOOK! Ashfield Medical Equipment Bank To borrow or donate medical equipment (walkers, wheel- chairs, commodes, adult briefs, crutches, etc, etc.) call Cass Nawrocki at Maryellen Abbatiello Hair By The Lake   Cuts for all Ages % .TOrganic Color Systems 628-0005 102 Main Street Ashfield PASSINGS Laurent A. Angers II LAURENT "LARRY" ARTHUR Angers II, loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, and cousin, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 24, at his home in Ashfield at the age of 58. Born in Springfield, MA on Jan. 6, 1955, dear son of Nancy J. (Johnson) Angers and the late Pierre A. Angers, II, he resided in Ashfield for the past 20 years. Larry graduated from East Longmeadow High School and attended Lyndon State College, which is located in the North East Kingdom of Vermont. He was the head chef at the Lake House Restaurant in Ashfield for almost 20 years. Larry was a wonderful chef who loved to cook and truly enjoyed living on the pond in Ash- field, and in his younger years, he would have spent much of his time fishing there. He loved the Red Sox and was also an avid fan of the Celtics, watching them on TV with friends whenever he could. One of the activities he most loved was skiing. It was a favorite fam- ily sport throughout the years and he became a beautiful skier. Besides his mother, Nancy, of East Longmeadow, he is survived by his loving sisters, Deborah Ellison and her husband, Kurt, of Concord, NH, and Julie Stenning of Tiverton, RI; his aunt, Susan Kilbum, of East Longmeadow; 2 nieces, Katherine Craigen and Emily Stenning; 2 nephews, Andrew Ellison and Christopher Stenning; and 3 cousins, Beth Kipetz, Jonathan Kilburn and Nancy Celetano Funeral services for Larry were held on Sunday, July 28, at Hafey Springfield Chapels, followed by a service in the funeral home celebrating Larry's life. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Larry's name may be made to the Double Edge The- atre, 948 Conway Rd., Ashfield, MA 01330. Brister Gray Brister Stetson Gray died peacefully on December 6, 2012 at the Thompson House Nursing Home in Brattleboro, Vermont, of pneumonia, after a long period of declining health. He was born February 24, 1940 and grew up in Ashfield, the son of Charles and Frances (Jenner) Gray. In 1958 he graduated from Sanderson Academy and in 1963 he graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked at the Navy Underwater Sound Lab in New London. While living in Old Lyme, Connecti- cut he contracted Lyme disease, before it was recognized as a health problem. He leaves one daughter, Kimberly Abra- ham, of Connecticut; two sons, Jason and Brian Gray of Hawaii; a brother, Alden, and sister, Nancy, of Ashfield; several grandchil- dren, nieces and nephews. Burial was in the Gray family plot, Hill Cemeter b Ashfield, on June 29, 2013. Donations in his name may be made to the Ashfield Historical Societ b p.o. Box, 277, Ashfield. NANCY L. DEILE BOOKS & EPHEMERA "Jl"l ttTATI [ liT, , (liUKI,.AND|ID) gH|l.mmuRIN| F'ALLB, MA