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Volume 3 No. 33 ComPlImeNTARYPublished by ClIPPeR PRess a local, family-owned business oN THe WeB: e-mAIl: AdVeRTIsINg: 781-934-2811 x23FRIdAY, AugusT 20, 2010B.J. KIRBY INSURANCE AGENCY, INC.WHERE SERVICE COMES FIRSTDuxbury781-934-7760 Whitman781-447-5511 AUTO HOMELIFE BUSINESSNEW COMPETITIVE RATESAAA MEMBER PACKAGE DISCOUNTCALL FOR A FREE QUOTE!Tax & Bookkeeping Services)23!UDITSAND0ROBLEMS42 Mattakeesett Street Pembroke(781)!FEDERALLYLICENSEDTAXPROFESSIONALIndividual Business Estates Trusts Writing is a struggle against silence. Carlos FuentesReady to buy?Author launches seriesBy Becca Manning, express staff Becca@peMBrokexpress.coMConcerned about protect-ing wildlife near a proposed housing development on Mon-roe Street, Conservation Com-mission members said Monday night they would consider ap-plying for Community Preser-vation Act funding to purchase a portion of the property.Voters could see a Town Meeting article as early as this fall related to the purchase if the commission can put to-gether an application and re-ceive Community Preserva-tion Committee approval by the deadline.The fall special Town Meeting is typically when res-idents vote on CPA projects, with funding available in three categories: open space/recre-ation, affordable housing and historical building projects.The topic came up at the Conservation Commissions public hearing on the Kallio Path project Monday night. Developer Bob Gosselin is seeking approval for a cul-de-sac road off Monroe Street, just south of Felicia Terrace, with plans to sell up to 10 sin-gle-family house lots around it. The property abuts the town-owned Tubbs Meadow Preserve and contains an out-of-service cranberry bog.The commissions envi-ronmental consultants have reported the presence of at least one certifable vernal pool (part-time wetland habi-tat) on the property, though neighbors have suggested there may be more.TOSSIN TIME: Kayleigh Harris, 8, gets ready to catch a water balloon thrown by teammate Matt Merritt during the balloon toss, part of the Town Landing Fun Festival held Saturday. The event was led by Director of Beaches Amy Hill and her team of lifeguards, including Merrit. See more photos from the fun day on page 10. Photo by Becca ManningCommission may seek CPA funds for Monroe St. propertycontinued on page 16By Becca Manning, express staff Becca@peMBrokexpress.coMIts been nine years since she graduated from high school, but Pembroke na-tive Stacy Padula remembers clearly what it felt like to be a teenager.It was such a war zone, she said of high school. Youd have somebody say something about you and youd be like, I dont even know where they got that. [] Between the rumors, the gossip, the fake friendships and the drugs it was defnitely a war zone.A 2001 graduate of Silver Lake Regional High School, Padula has good memories, too, and is still best friends with people she went to school with. But she also believes kids may not get an honest pic-ture of what high school is like before they get there.I grew up reading a lot of books and it kind of painted a picture in my mind of what high school was going to be like, and then I stepped into it and it wasnt anything like BACK TO SCHOOL: Pembroke native Stacy Padula drew from her own high school experi-ence when writing her series of teen books.Photo by Becca Manning continued on page 7Local writer hopes to share real high school experience with teensBy Becca Manning, express staff Becca@peMBrokexpress.coMPembroke High School graduate Sam Lathrop was named one of the top 10 f-nalists in the Plymouth Idol competition and will compete for the title on Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Downtown Plym-outh Waterfront Festival. What is Plymouth Idol and what did you have to do to get into it? Plymouth Idol is a local singing compe-tition modeled after Ameri-can Idol. I auditioned at the Roo Bar in Plymouth for four judges. It was my third time auditioning, so I decided to Local grad in Plymouth IdolSam Lathrop among top 10 singers to perform Aug. 28continued on page 8Friday, August 20, 2010 2Pembroke Express Your Hometown Newspaper!Send a neWS item. We welcome all Pembroke-related news releases, announcements, photos or other reader contribu-tions. E-mail your items to a CaLendaR item. E-mail The deadline is Monday at noon.Send a LetteR. Express yourself! All views welcome. E-mail or mail Pembroke Express, P.O. Box 1656, Duxbury, MA 02331. FRee CLaSSiFiedS. Place your free private-party classifed for items $500 or less at All other classifeds start at just $7.50 a week. Order online or call 781-934-2811.aRoUnd toWn. We welcome news of your life milestones, in-cluding birthdays, anniversaries, births, honor rolls, weddings, promotions, exotic vacations or really big fsh. Dont be shy, please share: an oBitUaRy notiCe. We do not charge for obituaries or death notices. E-mail The Pembroke Express is published weekly except last week in December by Clipper Press, at 11 So. Station St., Duxbury, MA 02332. Periodicals Postage Permit 24875 at Duxbury, Mass and additional mailing offices. POSTMAS-TER: Send address changes to Clipper Press, P.O. Box 1656, Duxbury, MA 02331General ManaGer Justin graeber 781-934-2811 ext. 25 justin@clipperpress.comnews reporter/editor Becca manning 781-934-2811 ext. 34 becca@pembrokexpress.comsports editor david Palana, 781-293-0420 dave@pembrokexpress.comadvertisinG ManaGerRobin Nudd 781-934-2811ads@clipperpress.comClassified & leGalsAmy mcWilliams781-934-2811 x21classifieds@clipperpress.comPublished by CliPPer PressA proud, family-run business since 1950 11 so. station streetP.o. Box 1656, duxbury, mA 02331Main office (Duxbury) : 781-934-2811 Hanson office: 781-293-0420 Fax: 781-934-5917 On the Web: RECyClE: The Pembroke Express is printed on newsprint manufactured with post-consumer recycled content. We encourage all readers to recycle your newspaper when you are finished reading. SponSored by AlAn Hurley roofingwww.pilgrimpaving.com781.982.9898 DISCOUNT TO SENIOR CITIZENS AND NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONSPILGRIM PAVINGdrlvCways parklnQ lOIs sIOnC drlvCways sCal COaIlnQ frCC wrlIICn CsIlmaICs3&4*%&/5*"-t$0..&3$*"-Hot Top Summer Savings!10x20 arCa 2 layCrs Of asphalI OvCr QravCl$695CorrectionFashion Focus will hold its open house on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 1-4 p.m. (not Sept. 18 as published in the Aug. 13 issue of the Express). The event will offer food and re-freshments, and Fashion Focus interns will be doing hair, makeup and nails for free. Come check out Maria Woods new studio at 31 Schoosett Street, Suite 202 and learn more about the programs offered there. For information, visit A visit with CJ and NickBy Mike tropeano, express contriButorThe performing arts program at Pem-broke High School has produced many award-winning musicians over the past few years. Two recent graduates, CJ Gallopo and Nick DiPrizio, have expanded on this rapidly growing tradi-tion in becoming a popular acoustic duet. Mixing covers of new and old classics with some homegrown tunes, the two have played to packed houses in many different ven-ues. This fall, the pair will take a hiatus from performing as CJ attends the University of Pennsylvania and Nick studies locally at Suffolk University. When did you begin per-forming? Nick: I think it was in ffth grade. I took lessons for three years and have been playing on my own for the past few.CJ: I started singing and playing at the same time. The music appreciation class at the high school opened my eyes to it. It wasnt until sophomore year when I did it offcially. When we got together to per-form is when I picked up the guitar so I could play backup for Nick. I kept at it and played a lot in my room. Nick showed me a couple of things; I guess I was Nick taught.How did CJ and Nick get its start? Nick: We were in the music appreciation class together and had guitar days twice a week. We sat together during those times; I played and CJ sang. CJ lives down the street from me, and we just got together all the time. It was through the school that we started playing out in front of audiences. We played in the audition shows put on by the school. The frst time was our sophomore year when we played in the solo/ensemble concert in the fall.CJ: Our frst bona fde show was May of our junior year. We played at the All Asia bar in Cambridge. We had ter-rible times like 4 p.m. on a Sunday, but we packed it with our friends and had a blast. After that, we had a heavy show schedule. We always play Blakemans on Duxbury Beach, which is owned by Dana Batista, a teacher at the high school. We went from not playing out to playing out all the time. It was really cool. Nick: Once we got the ball rolling last summer, we played a bunch of other local events the Pembroke Arts Festi-val, an arts festival at the high school and the Oysterfest at Blakemans. What is your most mem-orable performance? CJ: The beneft show for Matt McClune was probably our biggest audi-ence; it was about 300 people. We raised about $4,100, which was great. I would say our most memorable was our re-cent farewell show. It was in