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Remember the Explosion on Route 9 in 1970?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

By Carol Ann Berry
Contributor

This story is about my father, Richard Barker formally of 120 North Ave, Natick Mass.

When my parents were married they lost the house they were renting to own off of Route 9 in Natick, Mass there was a furniture store they were the owners of the house that blew up.

At the time of the explosion; the company that was hired to put tress in around the house were digging a trench and ended up hitting a gas line and knew it and started running the opposite direction.

My mom Janice around 21 to 22 at the time was pregnant and very sensitive to the gas that she smelled and ended up going out the front door saw the contractor running and yelled, "hey, I smell gas"; he must have felt guilty or didn't realize that anyone was home and saw that she was pregnant and told her to "get out of the house!"

She was going to go down the basement to get our family cat and realized that there isn't enough time; she grabbed me wrapped me up in a blanket and ran and ended up jumping over the huge trench and almost fell backwards...

just as she made it; the house blew from the basement about 30 feet in the air and the only thing that stood up to the explosion were the front door and the mail box.

Settlement Stolen From Richard Barket & Charles Prombain, ESQ.

The reason I am writing this is because no one seemed to have any answers for me while I was growing up as to why the attorney for my parents took off with the settlement money and no one did nothing about it? That is inexcusable!

I found the attorney down in Palm Beach Florida; unfortunately his wife answered the phone and said that he passed away. How can this have happened and no one did anything about it? I have been trying to find answers and can't seem to get anywhere.

I know that the statute of limitations has run out but I would like to know if my dad had part in this, and MAYBE hid the monies from the settlement and over time spent his share. He left my mom with kids and no where to go and he never paid child support and didn't care about us. We lived in the High Street projects and Egmont Street projects because we had no where to go.

If anyone remembers the story or has information please comment on this story. Thank you for your consideration in assisting me in any way that you can. This has been haunting me for years...

I know that one of my parents would have had to sign the settlement agreement and have to know that the attorney wasn't or shouldn't have been the one that was the payee... Please help me????

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Cost: $69.00 (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11 )
Date Night: Fall Dinner in Tuscany

Invite your special someone to a romantic dinner in Tuscany–no passport required! Our instructor will teach you techniques for using seasonal ingredients to create bold, authentic Tuscan flavors. You'll work alongside your date and other students learning to how to perfectly cook chicken and easily prepare vinaigrette from scratch. Then we'll practice pastry-making skills with a delectable tart featuring flavorful seasonal fruit. Once you discover how easy it is to create a sumptuous Tuscan meal, you'll want to share your passion for cooking with family and friends.

*Please note: Class price is per person.*


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 26, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18 )
Doug Kwartler- Susan Levine


When: Sep 23, 2014 8 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20 )
Delicious Vegetarian Cooking

In this class you will learn how to make incredibly delicious and comforting fall dishes with winter produce and grains that result in delicious meals without meat. Join us as we create an entire menu bursting with great flavors in this hands-on class and discover how satisfying and sophisticated cooking vegetarian can be for everyone.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 23, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18 )
Best of Sur La Table: Desserts

We scoured our recipe archives to bring together our customers' favorite Sur La Table desserts. In this fun, hands-on class, you'll work alongside other students learning techniques for creating flaky tart pastry dough, a perfectly risen soufflé, and a creamy pot de crème featuring seasonal flavors. We'll practice making almond paste and bake a delicious fall fruit tart. Plus, our instructor will walk you through all the steps for salted caramel ice cream–from homemade caramel and ice cream base to proper churning techniques. Once you master this menu of Sur La Table's all-time best desserts, prepare to hear a chorus of "oohs" "ahhs" and "mms."


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 22, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18 )
Shortcuts for Delicious Cooking Demo

Busy fall schedule cutting into your cooking time? In this special demo class, you’ll get secrets for creating healthy, flavorful meals in a hurry. Our instructor will share tried-and-true time-saving techniques and introduce you to innovative products that help you go from prep to tabletop in minutes. Join us and discover a whole new meaning for “fast food” with these quick, tasty and nutritious recipes. The demo class costs just $5, runs for one hour, and you’ll enjoy a taste of each delicious dish.



When: Sep 21, 2014 9 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09 )
Girls Night Out: Seasonal Small Plates

Invite your girlfriends for an evening of fun, laughter and fabulous flavors. Work alongside your friends, learning to use fresh, seasonal ingredients to make an assortment of scrumptious small plates. Our instructor will walk you through techniques for preparing perfectly cooked shrimp and chicken. Plus, we'll show you how to make delicious fritters, a savory tart, and your own sauces and glazes. Join us and learn how easy it is to prepare a menu of delicious dishes perfect for family gatherings, parties, or even the next Girls Night In.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 21, 2014 5 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17 )
The Jazz and Latin Workshops at Coolidge Hill Studio

Berklee Professor of Percussion and five-time GRAMMY winner Mark Walker leads instrumentalists and vocalists in continuing weekly jazz and Latin groups designed to sharpen jazz performance skills.

Students learn basic chart reading, time-keeping, improvisation scales, soloing, phrasing, and improvisation techniques.

What do you need to participate in the Jazz Workshop? Some proficiency on your instrument, a love of jazz! Instruments welcome to participate include drums, bass (electric, acoustic or upright,) piano, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin, flute, guitar (electric or acoustic,) vocals and percussion.

The studio will provide drums, percussion, guitar amp, bass amp, piano. Workshops will also be video recorded and available online for participants to review.

Sep 13, 2014: 9 am - 11 am (Sat)



When: Sep 20, 2014 9 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09 )
Zeta Youth Sabre Tournament Y10/12

Zeta Youth Sabre Tournament Y10/12 Oct 26, 2014

All fencers born 2002 or later are eligible to fence, beginners welcome. Tournament fee of $20 (cash or check) is paid at the door on day of tournament. Close of registration is 2:00 PM. Preregistration REQUIRED, deadline: Wednesday, October 22.
Zeta Fencing Studio: Natick, MA

Preregister
Who's Coming
Email the Organizer
Map to 11 South Main Street Natick MA 01760


When: Oct 26, 2014 12 AM to Oct 26, 2014 12 AMin Natick, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00 )
Date Night: Chef’s Table

When you’re ready to spice up date night, join us for an evening of fun, laughter and sumptuous food. In this hands-on class, you and your date will work alongside other couples practicing the simple yet impressive techniques behind a menu of chef-inspired favorites. You’ll learn secrets for preparing homemade vinaigrette, tasty crab cakes, and a perfectly cooked steak with a delicious pan sauce. We’ll finish off on a sweet note with an unforgettable crème brulee. Once you discover how easy and enjoyable cooking together can be, you’ll look forward to creating a lifetime of delicious meals.

*Please note: Class price is per person.*


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 20, 2014 6 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $79.00 (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18 )
Best of Sur La Table: Desserts

We scoured our recipe archives to bring together our customers' favorite Sur La Table desserts. In this fun, hands-on class, you'll work alongside other students learning techniques for creating flaky tart pastry dough, a perfectly risen soufflé, and a creamy pot de crème featuring seasonal flavors. We'll practice making almond paste and bake a delicious fall fruit tart. Plus, our instructor will walk you through all the steps for salted caramel ice cream–from homemade caramel and ice cream base to proper churning techniques. Once you master this menu of Sur La Table's all-time best desserts, prepare to hear a chorus of "oohs" "ahhs" and "mms."


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 20, 2014 10 AM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10 )
Family Meals: Fast, Fresh, & Delicious

Expand your weeknight dinner repertoire with a menu of healthy, flavorful meals designed to fit your schedule and budget. In this hands-on class, you'll learn techniques for creating quick and easy dinners without sacrificing nutrition. Our instructor will walk you through the steps of preparing perfectly cooked chicken, pork, and fish. Plus, you'll discover the secrets for cooking ancient grains and making your own homemade marinades and glazes. You'll rely on these techniques again and again to deliver your family a lifetime of delicious meals.


What To Expect:

Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Learn fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking
  • Work side-by-side with other students to prepare each dish
  • Interact with classmates and the instructor for a rich learning experience
  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above, and each student enjoys a generous taste of every dish
  • Held in our professional teaching kitchens, each class is led by an experienced chef instructor
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 participants



When: Sep 20, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: $69.00 (Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Oct 27, 2014 2 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14 )
Brilliance Breakthrough Intensive

Get on the Speedway to 6-Figures

Do you sometimes feel your business is stuck in the slow lane?

You’re making progress, but oh! It’s taking too long! And the road is a bit bumpier than you thought it would be.

Well, if you’re ready to move into the fast lane and quickly accelerate the growth of your business AND your income, I invite you to be one of the 12 entrepreneurs who will attend the Brilliance Breakthrough Intensive – where you will get the cutting-edge tools, guidance and big breakthrough you need to drive your business to 6-figure success. And thoroughly enjoy the ride!

http://www.KateBeeders.com/brilliancebreakthrough

[Early Bird Registration Available For A Limited Time]



When: Oct 23, 2014 9 AM to Oct 24, 2014 5 PMin Natick, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09 )
Lucky Day Music Class with Stacey Peasley

Popular children’s entertainer Stacey Peasley combines her love of young children with her musical talents in an eight week class held at Temple Israel (145 Hartford Street) in Natick on Tuesdays, September 16 through November 4 from 9:45-10:30am. Using instruments and props, kids will move to music ranging from pop and rock to children’s favorites and Stacey originals. Geared towads infants up to 3 years old with an adult. Cost is $160/session (Please note: fee is for one child plus adult - additional siblings are $95/session). Register at bostonjcc.org/mwmusicwithstaceypeasley. For more information, contact metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.



When: Sep 23, 2014 9:45:00 AM in Natick, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:45:00 )
Full Moon Owl Prowl for Families

Ever wondered if an owl really is as smart as they say? Why don't we hear them when they fly? Just how far can an owl see? Come with the whole family under the moon to learn about owl calls, behavior and habitat and search for our frequent evening owl visitors, the screech owl and great horned owl. This program for ages 6 and up includes walking over uneven terrain in limited light. Pre-registration required. Online registration available.



When: Nov 8, 2014 7 PM in Natick, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 19 )
Totally 80's Halloween Costume Bash
Join us for the Totally 80’s Costume Bash

To Benefit the United Way of Tri-County Food Pantries

Re-live the fabulous 80’s to the MAX and dance to the music you love at the Totally 80’s Costume Bash, a high energy costume dance party to benefit the United Way of Tri-County Food Security Programs.

Pull out your legwarmers and Members Only jackets or come as your favorite 80’s celeb. Win fabulous prizes in one of our radical contests for favorite costume, best air guitar player or the moonwalk dance competition.  Nosh on some nibbles provided by us, dance to our DJ's awesome 80's music and have a drink at the casbah,  opps I mean Cash Bar!

All proceeds will benefit the United Way's three food pantries.  So party with a purpose and help feed struggling families.

 

 

FAQs

 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is a 21+ event.  ID's will be checked at the door.

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free Parking at the Verve

 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions?  Contact us at (508) 872-3291 or Sandra.Baldi@uwotc.org or www.uwotc.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You don't have to bring your printed ticket, but it sure would help!



When: Oct 24, 2014 8 PM to Oct 24, 2014 11:59:00 PMin Natick, Massachusetts
Cost: 40.00 true Totally 80's Costume Bash 40.00

(Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20 )

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