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Officer Richard Glenn of Athol receives his diploma from Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis.

Officer Richard Glenn of Athol receives his diploma from Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO—

Join the Winchendon Library on Saturday, Dec. 16, for an evening of acappella jazz music.

Join the Winchendon Library on Saturday, Dec. 16, for an evening of acappella jazz music. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Published: 12-08-2023 5:00 PM

Richard Glenn of Athol sworn in as an academy-trained correctional officer

ATHOL — On Friday, Dec. 1, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis administered the Correctional Officers Oath to the 26 graduating recruits of the Sheriff’s Office’s 60th Basic Recruit Training Academy (B.R.T.A.) in Zecco Auditorium at Anna Maria College. Among the 26 graduates was Officer Richard Glenn of Athol. During the ceremony, Glenn received the Department’s Paul J. Westberg Banner Award for outstanding effort and enthusiasm.

The graduates of B.R.T.A. #60 are a highly qualified and diverse group of recruits, each bringing unique skills and experiences to their new roles as correctional officers. These officers hail from 16 different towns across Massachusetts, and many of them are veterans or reservists. B.R.T.A. #60 is the largest graduating class the department has had since 2017.

“The recruits of the B.R.T.A. #60 have just completed 12 weeks of rigorous training and will now join the ranks of our full-time staff behind the walls of the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction,” commented Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis. “This class has demonstrated great strength and resiliency as they have navigated the academy. They represent the upcoming generation of correctional officers who will undoubtedly carry forward our mission to serve, protect, and foster a better and safer community for all.”

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its 61st Basic Recruit Training Academy, which will begin in March 2024. For more information, visit www.WorcesterCountySheriff.com/Careers.

Holiday concert at the Beals Memorial Library

WINCHENDON — Get in the holiday spirit with some holly jolly jazz tunes this December at the Beals Memorial Library. On Saturday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m., the Boston Jazz Voices will be at the library for an a cappella jazz concert.

The Boston Jazz Voices is an a cappella ensemble devoted to vocal jazz performance. For over 35 years, they have brought their unique, sophisticated and complex vocal arrangements to diverse audiences throughout Massachusetts. Their repertoire includes favorites from the Great American Songbook, Latin tangos and boleros, and clever mashup medleys.

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This free concert is sponsored in part by the Winchendon Cultural Council and the Friends of the Beals Memorial Library. The Beals Memorial Library is located at 50 Pleasant St. in Winchendon. For more information, contact the library at 978-297-0300 or visit bealslibrary.org.

Holiday movie matinee at the Beals Memorial Library

WINCHENDON — On Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m., the library will be celebrating the holidays with their annual showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” So, if you’d like a chance to catch this Hollywood classic on the big screen, then grab some popcorn and head to the Winchendon library.

The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a frustrated businessman at the end of his rope. An angel is sent from Heaven to save George by showing him what life would have been like if he never existed. In addition to James Stewart, the film also stars Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Henry Travers.

The Beals Memorial Library is located at 50 Pleasant St. in Winchendon. All movies at the library are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 978-297-0300 or visit bealslibrary.org.