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Students and staff at Monson High School pledge to welcome diversity in their school community.
Dignitaries hold the ceremonial key to the new Monson Town Office Building at the official grand opening on Saturday, April 11. Turley Publications staff photo by Emily Thurlow
Ben Hood was recently welcomed as the new director at the Palmer Public Library. Turley Publications staff photo by Douglas Farmer
While looking into his Irish background, Matthew Payne assembled this castle during Holland Elementary School’s heritage project. Turley Publications staff photo by Emily Thurlow
Linda Spelko makes sure the clay is consistent throughout for the creation of the Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce Choice Awards. Turley Publications staff photo by Douglas Farmer
MONSON – From the moment artists Juliet Bacchas and Linda Spelko began pressing on a ball of clay for consistency to when they add the finishing glaze on the spiral award presented to each winner of the Chamber Choice Awards program next week, it will be all about tying elements together, they said.
For the two proprietors of Juliet Rose Gallery and Studio in Monson begin with images common in New England and the Quaboag Valley, from maple leaves to church steeples. They then form a clay spiral that symbolizes the continuity of both the Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce (QHCC) and the volunteerism that supports the many towns in the region. And when they begin carving into the hardened base of the trophy, they often add elements unique to the individual or group being honored. READ MORE
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